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YES on 47! Californians for Safe Neighborhoods & Schools
Fresh approaches to engaging the community can advance criminal justice and improve public safety. Mike Feuer is the Los Angeles city attorney.
The high cost of punishment Newt GIngrich & Wayne Highes Jr. Los Angeles Times Op-Ed September 17, 2014
Prisons are for people we are afraid of, but we have been filling them with many folks we are just mad at. Reducing wasteful corrections spending and practices is long overdue in California.
Mental health program could transform L.A.County justice system By Marisa Gerber Los Angeles Times September 17, 2014
Los Angeles officials announced Wednesday the launch of an alternative sentencing program aimed at diverting mentally ill, low-level offenders from jail into treatment, a project they hope will signal a dramatic shift for the county's criminal justice system.
After years of advocacy on this issue, one lone supervisor has stepped up to suggest financially supporting District Attorney Jackie Lacey's plan to set up a comprehensive mental health diversion program in Los Angeles County. While other Supervisors gave the DA accolades for her work, only Mark Ridely -Thomas proposed the financial support that will be necessary to make these plans a reality.
Supervisor Ridley-Thomas' motion, read into the Board of Supervisors agenda on July 15th, needed three votes. However, supervisors delayed action until October 7th when DA Lacey's report is due.
Read more about the issue in a new report by the ACLU of Southern California and Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law offering a roadmap for developing diversion programs for people with mental illness. Such programs save money, improve public safety by dramatically reducing recidivism and reduce jail overcrowding.
Date: November 13th Location: TBA Registration: 9 a.m. Program: 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon
Watch this space for information about LARRP's next general meeting.
LARRP's Committees & Work Groups meet monthly to address the broad scope of reentry issues. Contact email@example.com for more information. Policy & Advocacy - 3rd Friday, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Community & Faith-Based Reentry Coalitions Network - 3rd Wednesday, 1 - 3 p. Housing Work Group - 3rd Wednesday, 9 - 10:30 a.m.
Employment Work Group - 4th Thursday, 9 - 10:30 a.m. Pre-Release Planning Work Group - currently forming. Behavioral Health Work Group - currently forming.