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City Visions: MacArthur 'Genius' sujatha baliga on the promise of restorative justice

Host Ethan Elkind sits down with sujatha baliga, director of the Restorative Justice Project at Oakland-based Impact Justice. sujatha is one of recipients of the 2019 MacArthur "genius" grants and joins us to discuss her work expanding access to survivor-centered restorative justice strategies.

How may this alternative to our punitive criminal justice system impact mass incarceration, recidivism and violence in California and beyond?


sujatha baliga, director of the Restorative Justice Project at Oakland-based Impact Justice; 2019 MacArthur Fellow.


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