Ask Governor Brown To Sign AB 1008 (McCarty)
Sandra says: "Gov. Brown, Sign AB1008!"

AB1008 will remove barriers to employment for hundreds of thousands of Californians with conviction histories.Call Gov. Jerry Brown 916.445.2841 & urge him to sign #AB1008 the #BantheBox / #FairChanceHiring bill!Assemblymember Kevin McCarty

Posted by All of Us or None on Friday, October 6, 2017

It's past time for California to become a leader in fair hiring by enacting the "Fair Chance Act" - a "ban the box" bill that extends fair chance hiring to private-sector employment and strengthens it for the public sector. (The Senate passed AB 1008 in a 27-13 vote on 9/13, and the Assembly concurred 42-30 on 9/15.

The bill now awaits Governor Brown's signature - deadline  October 15th!

PLEASE CALL HIM AT: 916.445.2841 & urge him to sign

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Fresh Start: Pre-Release Public Benefits Enrollment


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LARRP was co-sponsor of JLUSA's Emerging Leaders Training at USC Gould School of Law. The training session focused on empowering those impacted most by the criminal justice system to acquire leadership skills.

Shoutout to Suzanne Sanderson who shared with us! "This site seems to have a complete database of listings for all emergency, legal and law enforcement government offices in the country – with working phone numbers directions (at least for the ones I’ve tried!). I wanted to share the site because it has saved me a few headaches and I’m sure it would be useful to others as well."

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Root & Rebound Re-Launches First Online Training Hub for People in Reentry!

BACK TO BUSINESS: HOW HIRING FORMERLY INCARCERATED JOB SEEKERS BENEFITS YOUR COMPANY is a new report from the Trone Center for Justice & Equality. The report details the ways companies can combat the ills of decades of mass incarceration, while at the same tapping into the potential energy of a workforce of millions.

Whole Person Care is a Medi-Cal 2020 waiver-funded program and an exciting five-year initiative that will provide comprehensive and coordinated services to the sickest, most vulnerable LA County Medi-Cal beneficiaries. Eleven innovative programs will bring together health and social service delivery entities across the County to deliver seamless, coordinated services to individuals who are homeless, justice-involved, or have serious mental illness or severe and/or persistent substance use disorder or medical issues.


Examining Challenges Confronting Reentry for Women

Thursday, October 12, 2017
3:00 - 5:00 PM

Getty House
605 South Irving Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90005

Mayor Eric Garcetti, First Lady Amy Elaine Wakeland, and the Getty House Foundation Board of Directors invite you to a Women's Leadership Series program. 

Returning home from incarceration is a daunting prospect.  For women endeavoring to secure housing, find employment, and reunify with their children, reentering can prove even more challenging.  Join us to hear from Mayor Garcetti about his initiatives to create employment opportunities, facilitate financial empowerment, and navigate legal obstacles for women who are looking to rebuild their lives upon reentry.  

Women who have successfully navigated reentry will share their stories and experts in the field will talk about what you can do to support reentering women and their families. 

Root & Rebound, LARRP, LATTC, Center for Living & Learning & Mayor's Office of Economic Opportunity, The Office of Reentry invite you to join us for a Fair Chance Employment Workshop Wednesday, November 15th from 8:30am to 12pm
LA Trade Tech College Redwood Hall, 400 W. Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Training on Legal Obligations & Benefits of Fair Chance Hiring
Led by the Root & Rebound legal team to prepare workforce development professionals to empower their job seekers in reentry with knowledge of their rights in the hiring process, as well as how to communicate the business case for "fair chance hiring" to employers. Attendees will learn WHAT employers can ask about a job applicant's record; HOW & WHEN employers can run background checks; and BEST PRACTICES for preparing your trainees/clients who have had a history of incarceration.
Expert Reentry Employment Panel Featuring highly experienced workforce developers with on-the-ground knowledge of working with people in reentry and best practices, as well as time for Q&A to address:

  • *How to best prepare clients to respond to LA's Fair Chance process
  • *How to demonstrate evidence of rehabilitation
  • *How to speak with employers regarding the new law
  • *Tips on selling transitional job experience to employers

Reentry Workforce Development Training

LARRP will host a Reentry Workforce Development Training at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College (LATTC). A formal invitation will be sent in the coming weeks. In the meantime, please reserve the date and time on your calendar. Thank you!

November 15 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM


Peter Espinoza, Director of Office Diversion & Re-Entry gave an overview of the various current and upcoming projects by Office of Diversion and Reentry at the last LARRP General meeting. Click below to download a powerpoint of his presentation.

Upcoming Committee Meetings

LARRP's Committees meet monthly to address the broad scope of reentry issues. Contact for more information.

  • LARRP General Meeting
  • LARRP Steering Committee - October 5th (In-Person Meeting)
  • LARRP Integrated Health Committee -
  • LARRP Housing Committee -
  • LARRP Employment Committee -September 28

News Flash

By Bruce Western and Vincent Schiraldi | July 20, 2017
The Crime Report

In our nation’s expanding discussion about eliminating mass incarceration, advocates, researchers and the media are missing a major contributor to incarcerated populations and a partial deprivation of liberty in its own right.

Mass supervision through probation and parole.


Please help the Los Angeles Regional Reentry Partnership (LARRP) and the Mayor's Office of Reentry in assessing the challenges workforce development specialists' experience in supporting formerly incarcerated clients obtain employment by completing the brief 8 question survey below.


The LARRP Housing Committee is hoping to collect information to better understand all housing resources available throughout LA County for men and women returning home.

This survey should take no longer then 5 minutes to complete and will close on September 15, 2017.

Thank you in advance for taking time to complete this brief survey. We look forward to sharing the survey results with you in October 2017.

Expungement Clinic
( 2nd & 4th Saturday) 9:30am-2:00pm

Watts Clinic, 2nd Saturday of every month
WLAC Phoenix Hall, 

10950 S. Central Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90059  

Long Beach Clinic, 3rd or 4th Saturday of every month (please call for info)
Centro CHA
1633 Long Beach, Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90813 

Hosted by: A New Way of Life Reentry Project.
Call (323) 563-3575 to confirm appointment and clinic location.

Walk-In Wednesday Reclassification Clinic  (Prop 47 Reclassification Only)

Location: 920 Atlantic Avenue, # 101, Long Beach, CA 90813 Hosted by: A New Way of Life Reentry Project.

Call (323) 563-3575 for more information.  

Bring a copy of your criminal record (DOJ RAP Sheet or Court Dockets) with you.


Read the Final installment of “Love, Loyalty and Liberation: Prerequisites for Restoring Race Relations in America”

My final perquisite is that of LIBERATION. One of the greatest liberators and liberation movements in history was that of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights movement during the 1960s. We should take stock of those times and learn from them, because the struggle for liberation is as real today as it was then. I would love to say that the efforts of Dr. King and others that served with him paved the way for complete liberation for people of color, but then I wouldn’t be writing this blog.

Back to Business: How Hiring Formerly Incarcerated Job Seekers Benefits Your Companyis a new report from the Trone Center for Justice & Equality. The report details the ways companies can combat the ills of decades of mass incarceration, while at the same tapping into the potential energy of a workforce of millions.