Host organization: Impact Justice
Advocate nuri nusrat will develop the country’s first non-punitive, pre-charge restorative diversion model for children who sexually harm other children, in an effort to address victim needs and prevent children who harm from being incarcerated or placed on sex offense registries.
Oakland-based nusrat most recently served at the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD), providing training and technical assistance on creating pre-charge restorative juvenile diversion models that reduce racial and ethnic disparities in the juvenile legal system. At NCCD, she also worked with adult survivors of child sexual abuse of South Asian descent. Prior to this, she consulted on the mitigation portion of federal capital trials and appeals with the Federal Death Penalty Project. As the child of two sexual abuse survivors and as someone who has worked on behalf of those convicted of crimes, nusrat cares deeply both about those who have been harmed and about those who harm. She holds a bachelor’s degree from UCLA in international development, a master’s degree in ethnic studies from San Francisco State University, and a JD from American University, Washington College of Law.