Upcoming Events

04/21/2018

Elect Your Sheriff

10:00 AM-12 Noon
East LA College's S2 Recital Hall.

Please join us for an important community event about the upcoming election for LA Sheriff

LARRP is joining the ACLU, along with several other coalition members, to co-host this important community forum:

"Elect Your Sheriff" on Saturday, April 21, 2018, 10am-12 Noon at East LA College's S2 Recital Hall.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff holds a tremendous amount of power and the choice of sheriff has a huge impact on our criminal justice community. This is a great opportunity for the LA reentry community to come meet and listen to the candidates and decide who will best represent LA residents as our next sheriff

04/26/2018

LARRP Employment Committee Meeting

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Amity Foundation
3750 S. Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90007

Featuring a special presentation by Brad Carson on Jobs Create Peace.

(Please note, there will be NO meeting March 22nd)

05/10/2018

LARRP General Meeting

9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Amity Foundation
3750 S. Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90007

05/17/2018

LARRP Housing Committee meeting

1:30 PM to 13:30 PM
HOPICS

Other Events

04/7/2018

Reform L.A. Jails Campaign Kick Off

More Info

04/9-10/2018

Survivors Speak California 2018

More than 500 crime survivors from across California are convening at the State Capitol in Sacramento to turn their healing into action.

More Info

04/25/2018

Housing Summit 2018

The conference will focus on the implementation of the Homeless Initiative Strategies funded through Measure H. Presented by The Department of Mental Health in conjunction with CSH and the Los Angeles Homeless Service Authority

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04/26-27/2018

Black, Brown, and Powerful: Freedom Dreams in Unequal Cities

Program and Venue Info

In the News

Prop 47 not responsible for recent upticks in crime across California

The implementation of Proposition 47 - which reduced the prison population by charging certain drug and property offenses as misdemeanors rather than felonies - is not responsible for the recent upticks in crime throughout California, according to a new study from researchers at the University of California, Irvine. This is the first systematic analysis to be conducted of the measure's statewide impact since its 2014 implementation

Don't Stop Now:
California Leads the Nation in Using Public Higher Education to Address Mass Incarceration - Will We Continue?

Corrections College of California Report

Scores of Californians have spent the past three years laboring to accomplish the unprecedented: bringing together our enormous criminal justice and public higher education systems to build a new generation of college students and graduates.

The reasons why are clear - higher education reduces recidivism, changes lives, and builds stronger communities. We can no longer consign incarcerated and formerly incarcerated men and women to ending their education with a GED; they, like all of us, deserve the opportunities that hard work and a college degree create.

Los Angeles Activists Join Delegation to Portugal March 19-22 to Learn from Country’s Groundbreaking Drug Decriminalization Policy

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: March 19 – 22
CONTACT: Troy Vaughn, troyvaughn@lareenry.org

Voter Registration Makes Inroads in Unexpected Territory: County Jails

LA Times, FEB 26, 2018
By MICHAEL LIVINGSTON

Read the article:

 

Two Important editorials by the LA Times last month:

Marijuana is now legal in California. Continuing to punish prior offenders is cruel and unnecessary

Marijuana is now legal under California law, but hundreds of thousands of Californians have criminal records for possessing or selling the drug
Read the full editorial

 

Don’t let this Probation Department overhaul proposal sit on the shelf

By THE TIMES EDITORIAL BOARD
FEB 13, 2018

Read the full editorial

California's top court strikes down 50-year sentences for juveniles
By MAURA DOLAN
FEB 26, 2018

The California Supreme Court decided Monday that juveniles may not be sentenced to 50 years or longer in prison for kidnapping, rape and sodomy.

In a 4-3 ruling, the state high court said a 50-year sentence for minors was "functionally equivalent" to life without parole. (read more)

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County government

Keep up with the Board of Supervisors meetings, motions and resources at Joseph Maizlish’s site

News Flash

04/21/2018 Asha Bandele of the Drug Policy Alliance interview on MIC:

"Prince could still be alive today if America didn’t shame people for using drugs." Asha talks about some of the things learned on a recent trip to Portugal. Members of LARRP were on that trip.

JustUS Voices is seeking the stories of formerly incarcerated women, as well as the children of formerly/currently incarcerated women, to help channel a new energy into the movement to end mass incarceration. We are soliciting stories from Californians who have been impacted by experiences with one or more of the following: child/family reunification, excessive bail, or significant barriers to re-entry (including difficulty obtaining housing, employment, student loans, professional licensing, insurance, etc.).

The Jails Project's Unlock the Vote (UTV) along with other community partners are embarking on a campaign to reduce barriers to registration and voting for justice-involved and justice-impacted folks in Los Angeles County as well as Orange County.

Participate in the Study

Reconnecting with Children After Incarceration: A Qualitative Study Exploring the Reintegration Experiences of Post Incarcerated Fathers

Loma Linda University School of Behavioral Health is conducting a research study to examine Father's perceptions of the various factors that enhance or hinder their relationship experiences with their children prior to, during, and after incarceration.

For additional information and to sign up for participation, please contact:

Sheldon Smith | shsmith@llu.edu | 269.861.6032
Jackie Williams-Reade | Jwilliamsreade@llu.edu | 909.558.4547 ext. 47025

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.

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.

Clear Your Record

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Free Expungement Fair
Saturday, May 5th
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Amity Foundation
3750 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90007

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.

Take the Surveys Below!

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