02/17/2018

Free Live Scan Event at Arroyo Seco Regional Library
Saturday, February 17th
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Arroyo Seco Regional Library  
6145 N. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90042 

Come to this event to get a free live scan that will provide you with a copy of all your past convictions, in the state of California, to help with the expungement process.

02/22/2018

Special Presentation by LARRP Employment Committee
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Amity Foundation, 3745 S Grand Ave,  Los Angeles, CA 90007

Priscillia Hunt will present results of a recently published study, Breaking Down Barriers: Experiments into Policies That Might Incentivize Employers to Hire Ex-Offenders. In the summer of 2017, RAND researchers conducted discrete choice policy experiments with employers across the country to identify their preferences for policy options of a tax credit and a staffing agency discount designed to incentivize hiring people with one, nonviolent felony conviction. Priscillia will present the study’s policy background, including findings from research on Ban-the-Box and Certificates of Rehabilitation, and then describe implementation and findings of the RAND hiring experiment.

02/24/2018

9:00am-1:00 pm
Crossroads United Methodist Church
2354 N. Wilmington Ave.
Compton, CA, 90222

If you have a criminal record of any kind and you want to find out if you can remove it or you need help getting it removed, reduced, or expunged then register for this FREE expungement clinic taking place at Crossroads United Methodist Church in the City of Compton.

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles attorneys and paralegals will be onsite providing free post-conviction relief for criminal record petitions, Proposition 47 and Proposition 64 convictions will be prepared!

PRE-REGISTRATION and PRE-SCREENING REQUIRED Call 310-639-3136

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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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Upcoming meetings:

  • Employment Committee - Feb 22
  • General Meeting - March 8th
  • Housing Committee - March 15th 

News Flash

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.

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.

By participating, you can help Loma Linda University of Behavioral Health better understand the processes involved in Father's relationship experiences with their children during these transitional periods.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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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.