Today, along with a leading group of national juvenile and criminal justice reform experts, with tremendous excitement and optimism, I am thrilled to announce the launch of Impact Justice, a national innovation and research center that is committed to reducing the number of people involved in our juvenile and adult criminal justice system, improving conditions for those who remain incarcerated, providing meaningful opportunities for success for those rejoining our communities and improving justice outcomes for crime victims.
Impact Justice will seize the political moment our country finds ourselves in, with bipartisan support to reduce our nation’s over-reliance on incarceration, with cutting edge research and the use of innovation and experimentation.
Impact Justice will serve communities, families and individuals across the country, by working at all levels of government to create the knowledge and practices that will make the greatest impact on over-incarceration and racial disparity.
And as always, partnering with the growing community of thoughtful leaders across the country engaged by and committed to a new vision for American justice, we will seek to address the critical need to bring new and effective ideas to the forefront of the criminal justice reform conversation.
Not only is it an exciting professional next step for me personally, but more importantly, I deeply believe Impact Justice will be an important next step in our shared journey of fostering a more humane, responsive, and restorative system of justice in our nation.
In the meantime, please let me know if I can provide you any more details and insights on our vision, and our new organization. Your ideas and input will be critically important to our success, and I look forward to listening to your feedback as we build our team, shape our strategy, and together make a sustainable, impactful difference.
With my sincere thanks,
Alex Busansky, sujatha baliga, David Muhammad, Angela Irvine, Sia Henry, Valerie Okalola