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LARRP Events

LARRP General Meeting

Join us September 8th from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Amity Foundation located at 3750 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90007.

Registration promptly starts at 9:00 a.m. and general meeting begins at 9:30 a.m.

Our September 8th, 2016 LARRP General Meeting will feature:

  •  AGENDA: TBA

* Other topics and speakers to be announced.


LARRP Committees

LARRP's Committees meet monthly to address the broad scope of reentry issues. Contact info@lareentry.org for more information.
Steering Committee:
1st Thursday of each month, 1 - 3 p.m.
Housing Work Group:
3rd Thursday of each month
Employment Work Group:
4th Thursday, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.,
Parole Dept., 2444 S. Alameda
Behavioral Health Work Group - To be scheduled
Contact info@lareentry.org for more information or to RSVP.

LARRP Updates

LARRP Employment Sub - Committee Meeting

 

 


Regional & Community Resource Fairs

 

Free Live Scan Events

 

2nd Annual Langston Bar Assoc Know Your Rights Seminar 82716.compressed-page-0

 


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Prop 47 &  Reentry Resource Fairs

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Click here to download the current schedule of Prop 47 justice and Reentry resource fairs.

 


Community Forum:

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Troy Vaughn Elected LARRP Chair

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Troy Vaughn, long time homeless and reentry service provider and President and CEO of Christ-Centered Ministries is the new LARRP Chair. He succeeds Mark Faucette, Amity Foundation, who has led LARRP since its inception in 2011. Faucette will become Vice Chair.

 

in the NEWS

Justice Department Releases 2016 Federal Interagency: Reentry Council Report

Department of Justice 

The report charts a course for implementing policy changes and ensuring the council’s efforts continue to serve as a guide to the reentry field.

 


San Diego and Imperial Counties Work to Enroll People Involved with the Justice System in Medicaid

Justice Center

July 19, 2016 by CSG Justice Center Staff

HHSA tracks application statuses for everyone who received Medi-Cal application assistance, and follows applications even after the applicants are released from jail or complete probation.

 


 

Paging anti-trust lawyers: Prison commissary giants prepare to merge

Prison Policy Initiative

July 5th, 2016 by Stephen Raher

This article discusses what we currently know about the commissary industry, and why the Keefe/Trinity merger should be a matter of concern to incarcerated people, their family members, and anti-trust regulators.

 


Pell Grants for prisoners moves forward, roughly 12,000 inmates expected to participate

Politico

June 24, 2016 by Kimberly Hefling

Collectively, participating prisoners will be eligible for about $30 million in Pell Grants, which don’t have to be paid back. They can get associate’s and bachelor’s degrees...

 


Recidivism of Offenders Placed on Federal Community Supervision in 2005: Patterns from 2005 to 2010

Bureau of Justice Statistics

June 2016 by Andrew D. Tiedt, Joshua A. Markman, Matthew R. Durose, and Ramona R. Rental

This report examines the extent to which offenders placed on federal community supervision were arrested by federal and nonfederal (i.e., state and local) law enforcement agencies prior to and following their placement on community supervision.

 


 

The Color of Justice: Racial and Ethnic Disparity in State Prisons

The Sentencing Project 

June 2016 by Ashley Nellis, Ph.D

The report identifies three contributors to racial and ethnic disparities in imprisonment: criminal justice policies and practices, implicit bias, and structural disadvantages.

 


 

States Lead the Way on Justice Reform

New York Times

May 30, 2016 by The Editorial Board

These are just a few of the hundreds of criminal-justice reforms that states around the country have put in place over the last two years, according to a new report by the Vera Institute of Justice.

 


Reject more jail expansion and invest in prevention, re-entry

The Sacramento Bee

May 23, 2016 by Lizzie Buchen

Model alternatives to incarceration are finding success across the state and nation, including pretrial release, diversion programs and highly effective community-based mental health and substance use treatment programs.

 


 

U.S. Judge's Striking Move in Felony Drug Case: Probation, Not Prison

The New York Times

May 25, 2016 by Benjamin Weiser

 He noted that the inability to obtain housing and employment stemming from a conviction often results in “further disastrous consequences, such as losing child custody or going homeless,” and leads to many ex-convicts’ “becoming recidivists and restarting the criminal cycle.”

 


 

Governor Brown is lowballing the savings from Proposition 47 

Los Angeles Times 

May 18, 2016 by The Times Editorial Board

The Los Angeles City Council and the L.A. County Board of Supervisors, along with other local governments, have adopted resolutions urging the governor to use the formula employed by the Legislative Analyst’s Office, which calculates the savings at more than three times the governor’s current number.

 


 

Balancing safe housing and fair housing: Hesperia takes too hard a line against tenants in its effort to reduce crime in rental units

Los Angeles Times

May 16, 2016

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed suit against the city, contending that the rental housing ordinance as well as the city’s group home ordinance — which forbids two or more probationers from living in the same house — are discriminatory and unconstitutional.

 


 

The federal government wants colleges to limit questions about applicants' criminal records

Los Angeles Times 

May 9, 2016 by Joy Resmovits

“Rather than asking how do we limit opportunity, we should be asking how do we broaden opportunity,” King said. “How do we ensure that our educational institutions welcome all students who want to improve themselves?”

 


 

Dorsey Nunn Receives Champion of Change Award From the White House

Legal Services for Prisoners with Children

April 27, 2016 by lspcadmin

LSPC executive director director Dorsey Nunn received a Champion of Change Award from the White House. He was among 10 people recognized for their work in “expanding fair chance opportunities.”

 


 

Program Could Help Ex-Cons Expunge Their Criminal Records

NBC Los Angeles

April 25, 2016 by John Cádiz Klemack

As part of National Re-entry Week, the DOJ announced the plan in 18 cities across the country. The celebration this week is dedicated to those who have paid their debt to society and opens the door for substantive opportunities beyond the prison gates.

 


Getting a Finger on the Pulse with Rev. Troy Vaughn: Facing the Reentry Challenge with Clarity

Justice Not Jails 

April 24, 2016 by Peter Laarman

We are at a critical time in our County’s history. Never before have there been so many resources dedicated to improving reentry supportive services in Los Angeles County. And never before have so many minds and eyes been focused on this policy area.

 


Be Part of California’s Shift to Smart Justice

ACLU

April 19, 2016 by ACLU

In passing Prop 47, voters sent a strong message that it’s time for California to shift gears from the expensive, one-size-fits-all approach of incarceration toward smarter approaches to crime prevention, specifically including treatment for underlying issues like addiction and mental illness.


Nonprofit Dedicated to Helping Low-Income, Homeless Clients in Job Search

Life Connected 

April 16, 2016 by Angie Crouch

Nonprofit organization Chrysalis helped former drug addict and convict Trinidad Ramirez transition out of poverty.


 

L.A., planning for future growth, seeks a major update of its neighborhood plans

Los Angeles Times 

April 13, 2016 by David Zahniser

Garcetti said his proposal is not a response to the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, which has drafted a ballot proposal for March 2017 that would impose a two-year moratorium on most large-scale developments. But he said the initiative would address a key complaint from that group: that far too many of the planning documents that determine how neighborhoods should develop are out of date.

 


 

Advocates Challenge Law Enforcement on How Prop. 47 Savings Should Be Spent

New American Media 

April 4, 2016 by Anna Challet

California’s Proposition 47 stands to save the state millions of dollars due to reductions in jail and prison populations. The bulk of the savings are to be directed to mental health and substance abuse treatment, but some advocates don’t want law enforcement to be able to access funds for programs run in jails.

 


 

California prison reform didn't cause crime increase, study finds


KPCC


February 18, 2016, by Rena Palta

A large-scale study by researchers from major California universities found the state's prison downsizing efforts have had little to no impact on the crime rate, despite anecdotal complaints from some law enforcement leaders.

 

in the NEWS

Governor Brown is lowballing the savings from Proposition 47 

Los Angeles Times 

May 18, 2016 by The Times Editorial Board 

The Los Angeles City Council and the L.A. County Board of Supervisors, along with other local governments, have adopted resolutions urging the governor to use the formula employed by the Legislative Analyst’s Office, which calculates the savings at more than three times the governor’s current number.

 


 

Balancing safe housing and fair housing: Hesperia takes too hard a line against tenants in its effort to reduce crime in rental units

Los Angeles Times

May 16, 2016  

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed suit against the city, contending that the rental housing ordinance as well as the city’s group home ordinance — which forbids two or more probationers from living in the same house — are discriminatory and unconstitutional. 

 


 

The federal government wants colleges to limit questions about applicants' criminal records

Los Angeles Times 

May 9, 2016 by Joy Resmovits 

“Rather than asking how do we limit opportunity, we should be asking how do we broaden opportunity,” King said. “How do we ensure that our educational institutions welcome all students who want to improve themselves?”

 


 

Dorsey Nunn Receives Champion of Change Award From the White House

Legal Services for Prisoners with Children

April 27, 2016 by lspcadmin

LSPC executive director director Dorsey Nunn received a Champion of Change Award from the White House. He was among 10 people recognized for their work in “expanding fair chance opportunities.”

 


 

Program Could Help Ex-Cons Expunge Their Criminal Records

NBC Los Angeles

April 25, 2016 by John Cádiz Klemack

As part of National Re-entry Week, the DOJ announced the plan in 18 cities across the country. The celebration this week is dedicated to those who have paid their debt to society and opens the door for substantive opportunities beyond the prison gates.

 


 

Getting a Finger on the Pulse with Rev. Troy Vaughn: Facing the Reentry Challenge with Clarity

Justice Not Jails 

April 24, 2016 by Peter Laarman 

We are at a critical time in our County’s history. Never before have there been so many resources dedicated to improving reentry supportive services in Los Angeles County. And never before have so many minds and eyes been focused on this policy area.

 


 

Be Part of California’s Shift to Smart Justice

ACLU

April 19, 2016 by ACLU 

In passing Prop 47, voters sent a strong message that it’s time for California to shift gears from the expensive, one-size-fits-all approach of incarceration toward smarter approaches to crime prevention, specifically including treatment for underlying issues like addiction and mental illness.

 


 

Nonprofit Dedicated to Helping Low-Income, Homeless Clients in Job Search

Life Connected 

April 16, 2016 by Angie Crouch

Nonprofit organization Chrysalis helped former drug addict and convict Trinidad Ramirez transition out of poverty.

 


 

L.A., planning for future growth, seeks a major update of its neighborhood plans

Los Angeles Times 

April 13, 2016 by David Zahniser

Garcetti said his proposal is not a response to the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, which has drafted a ballot proposal for March 2017 that would impose a two-year moratorium on most large-scale developments. But he said the initiative would address a key complaint from that group: that far too many of the planning documents that determine how neighborhoods should develop are out of date.

 


 

Advocates Challenge Law Enforcement on How Prop. 47 Savings Should Be Spent

New American Media 

April 4, 2016 by Anna Challet 

California’s Proposition 47 stands to save the state millions of dollars due to reductions in jail and prison populations. The bulk of the savings are to be directed to mental health and substance abuse treatment, but some advocates don’t want law enforcement to be able to access funds for programs run in jails.

 


 

California prison reform didn't cause crime increase, study finds


KPCC


February 18, 2016, by Rena Palta

A large-scale study by researchers from major California universities found the state's prison downsizing efforts have had little to no impact on the crime rate, despite anecdotal complaints from some law enforcement leaders.

 

LARRP is a project of Community Partners

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LARRP has over 350 member organizations from the public, community and faith-based sectors. 

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