sujatha baliga is the director of the Restorative Justice Project at Impact Justice, where she helps communities and jurisdictions implement alternatives to the criminalization of young people. Her work focuses on reducing systemic racial and ethnic disparities and on the self-identified needs of crime survivors and communities. sujatha often speaks publicly and inside prisons about restorative justice, mindfulness and meditation, her personal experiences as a survivor of child sexual abuse, and her path to forgiveness. She's been a guest on NPR's Talk of the Nation, the Today Show, and her work has been profiled in the New York Times Magazine. sujatha earned her A.B. from Harvard, her J.D. from the UPenn, has held two federal clerkships, and was a 2008 Soros Justice Fellow. sujatha makes her home with her partner of 18 years, Jason, and their 9-year-old son, Sathya.