sujatha baliga’s work is characterized by an equal dedication to crime survivors and people who’ve caused harm. A former victim advocate and public defender, sujatha spent the past 15 years practicing and co-creating restorative justice solutions to mass criminalization, most recently as the director of Impact Justice’s Restorative Justice Project. She speaks publicly and inside prisons about her own experiences as a survivor of child sexual abuse and rape and her path to forgiveness. sujatha was named a 2019 MacArthur Fellow. sujatha’s faith journey undergirds her justice work. A long- time Buddhist practitioner, she’s a lay member of the Gyuto Foundation, a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery in Richmond, CA, where she leads meditation on Monday nights. She makes her home in Berkeley, CA, with her life partner and their fourteen year old child.