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LARRP is a network of public, community and faith-based agencies and individuals across Los Angeles County, focusing on the successful reintegration of previously incarcerated men and women back into their communities

ACTION ALERT!

YES on 47!
Californians for Safe Neighborhoods & Schools

See below for more information!

 

LARRP is a project of Community Partners



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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.


 

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L.A.County unable to avert federal over-
sight of jails
By Cindy Chang
Los Angeles Times
October 3, 2014
Federal officials have rejected a last-ditch effort by Los Angeles County to maintain control over its jails and will move forward with a consent decree to address longstanding problems with mental health care in the troubled facilities.


 

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Women suffer disproportionately under harsh CA laws
By Robin Abcarian
Los Angeles Times
October 14, 2014
A ballot initiative (Propp.47) that would lessen the penalties for many petty crimes would particularly benefit women


 

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LARRP General Meeting
      

 

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Nov

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Prop 47 Could Save Counties Millions, Reduce Jail  Populations

A new brief from the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice finds that Proposition 47 could save Los Angeles County up to $170 million per year by freeing 7,200 jail beds, San Bernardino County up to $56 million by freeing 2,400 jail beds; San Diego County up to $52 million by freeing 2,200 jail beds; and Orange County up to $51 million by freeing 2,200 jail beds.

Proposition 47, the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act, would reclassify drug possession for personal use and petty-theft-related offenses as misdemeanors, and will appear on the November 4, 2014 ballot. The CJCJ brief estimates the potential county-level savings and jail population reductions that could result from implementing the initiative.

"Given the constraints on county budgets and jail space, we hope this analysis can help voters make an informed decision when they go to the polls in November,” says CJCJ’s Director of Policy and Development Brian Goldstein.

Potential savings vary considerably by county but are substantial, resulting primarily from the freeing of 13 percent to 38 percent of jail capacity. However, these potential cost savings are based on the assumption that the freed jail beds would remain empty. The actual savings will depend on how each county uses its freed jail space; many counties will likely fill at least a portion of freed jail beds, which would reduce savings.

State-level savings would range from $100 million to $300 million. These savings would be transferred to a fund that would support mental health and substance abuse treatment programs, school truancy and dropout prevention, and victim services.
 

 
 
 
 

Date: November 13th
Location: Amity Foundation
3750 S. Grand Avenue
Registration: 9 a.m.
Program:  9:30 a.m. to 12 noon

The November meeting will feature a variety of topics including:
-  Debriefing the election - what impact will newly electeds and new people in appointed positions such as CEO make on our work?
-  2014 Policy Review - what was accomplished and what needs our focus in 2015?
-  Split Sentencing - how will it work?
-  Funding Opportunities - updates
-  Formation of a LARRP Behavioral Health Committee
-  Medi-Cal Enrollment

 

 

LARRP's Committees & Work Groups meet monthly to address the broad scope of reentry issues. Contact info@lareentry.org for more information.
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.

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