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YES on 47!
Californians for Safe Neighborhoods & Schools
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LARRP is a project of Community Partners
Prop. 47 may keep addicts from using drug court's treatment program
by Marisa Gerber
Los Angeles Times
December 14, 2014
A woman with pink highlights in long, blond hair leaned onto a lectern at the front of the courtroom and smiled at her father in the front row. He was crying. She told the packed courtroom that for the first time since she was 13, her life wasn't run by meth and cocaine. Later came a middle-aged man with close-cropped hair who said he'd finally learned to stop hating everyone he knew, including himself. Another man cried as he explained a recent realization: His life wouldn't end with an overdose. Mothers, fathers and friends brought balloons and bouquets of flowers to celebrate the graduation of 18 people from one of Los Angeles County's drug courts, a program that offers drug addicts treatment instead of simply locking them up. Similar graduation scenes have played out in Los Angeles since the county's program started in the 1990s. But some fear that the passage of Proposition 47 last month has thrown the future of California's drug courts into doubt.
LARRP General Meeting
Changing Your Record Under Proposition 47
With the passage of Proposition 47, certain low-level, nonviolent felonies can now be changed to misdemeanors on old criminal records. If you or someone you know has a prior criminal record with a felony record for any of the following crimes, you may qualify to remove the felony from your record and change it to a misdemeanor:
- Simple drug possession
- Petty theft under 950 dollars
- Shoplifting under 950 dollars
- Forging or writing a bad check under 950 dollars
- Receipt of stolen property under 950 dollars
3750 S. Grand Ave. Los Angeles
Registration: 9 a.m.
Program: 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon
Implementing Prop. 47
Hear from people that have submitted requests for reclassification. Find out when a person can file in local court or when they must file downtown. Let's share our collective knowledge about the process. Plus, find out about the new City of Los Angeles resource guide.
Policy & Advocacy - 3rd Friday, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Community & Faith-Based Reentry Coalitions Network - 3rd Wednesday, 1 - 3 p.m.
Housing Work Group - 3rd Wednesday, 9 - 10:30 a.m.
Employment Work Group - 4th Thursday, 9 - 10:30 a.m.
Behavioral Health Work Group - currently forming.
LARRP General Meeting Addresses Proposition 47 Implementation Issues Along with Criminal Justice Priorities for New County Leadership
Milena Blake from Californians for Safety & Justice and Lynne Lyman from Drug Policy Alliance and LARRP led a discussion about the implications of Proposition 47. They addressed questions from the audience of about 65 people. Several questions were documented for further research. Watch this space for those answers.
Peter Eliasberg, Mark-Anthony Johnson, Lynne Lyman, Eunisses Hernandez, and Peggy Edwards participated in a panel led by Rev. Peter Laarman. They outlined criminal justice priorities for the two new County Supervisors, Sheriff, and CEO:
- Alternatives to incarceration
- Appropriate funding for reentry services
- LASD oversight
The new Behavioral Health Committee will hold a formation meeting on January 9, 2015 from 1 - 3 p.m. at Tarzana Treatment Center.