Impact Justice


Restorative Justice Leader sujatha baliga Named a MacArthur Genius

sujatha baliga, who helped build one of the nation’s most successful restorative juvenile justice programs in Oakland, Calif., is among this year’s MacArthur Fellows, an honor bestowed by the Chicago-based John D.


Reports Point to Need for Gender-Responsive Reforms for LGBTQ Youth in the Justice System

Two reports produced by Impact Justice researchers found evidence that LGBTQ and gender non-conforming youth continue to be overrepresented in juvenile justice systems across the country and that the percentage of young women and girls who identify as such may be much higher than for boys.

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Impact Justice, New Juvenile Justice Outfit, Staffing Up Quickly

In March, we reported that National Council on Crime and Delinquency President Alex Busansky had left in fairly abrupt fashion to start a new shop: Impact Justice (IJ), an Oakland-based organization that begins with a mission to reduce “the number of people involved in our juvenile and adult criminal justice system,” improve “conditions for those who remain incarcerated,” and provide “meaningful opportunities for success for those rejoining our communities.”


Alex Busansky Leaves National Council on Crime and Delinquency to Start New Organization

National Council on Crime and Delinquency President Alex Busansky has left the organization after five years to start a new entity called Impact Justice. Busansky announced the move late last week on his personal Twitter account: “I am thrilled to announce the launch of Impact Justice, a national innovation and research center.”