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Judge Victoria Pratt
Executive Director, Odyssey Impact

Dynamic. Captivating. Relevant. These are just a few words used to describe Judge Victoria Pratt. She is recognized nationally and internationally for her commitment to reforming the criminal justice system. She’s been called a pioneer in procedural justice­­—a simple, proven approach to transforming our court system using the power of dignity and respect. While presiding over court, she used procedural justice and innovative problem solving to provide alternative sentences to low-level offenders, including community service, counseling sessions, and her signature assignment of introspective essays. Her respectful approach has had a transformational impact on court participants, the community, and court practitioners. She’s been featured in media outlets such as The Guardian, Forbes, and PBS, to name a few. Her highly viewed TED Talk, How Judges Can Show Respect, has been listed as one of the Top 15 Most Viral Motivational Talks on Facebook, with over 37 million views. Considered a global expert, she’s worked in Dubai, Ukraine, England, Scotland, Trinidad and Tobago, and Mexico. Her book The Power of Dignity: How Transforming Justice Can Heal Our Communities, published through Seal Press/The Hachette Book Group, was released on May 10, 2022, to rave reviews.

She has worked with corporations such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Prudential, as well as other institutions and organizations. She has served as a Professor of Professional Practice at Rutgers School of Law and School of Criminal Justice in Newark, NJ. Currently, she’s the Executive Director of Impact Odyssey—an organization that uses storytelling, film, and faith voices to catalyze action for social justice. She also champions criminal justice reform through her consulting firm Pratt Lucien Consultants, LLC, by sharing her skills and approach with others. Currently, she consults with various jurisdictions, organizations, and companies through her company, Pratt Lucien Consultants, LLC, on procedural justice, transforming justice, DEI and leadership.

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