Reducing Crime and Keeping California Safe Act 2018 

This is an effort by law enforcement to roll back the hard fought gains in Prop 47 and Prop 57. We urge all criminal justice reformers to vote NO.

This measure will:

A. Reform the parole system so violent felons are not released early from prison, strengthen

oversight of parolees, and tighten penalties for violations of terms of parole;
B. Reform theft laws to restore accountability for serial thieves and organized theft rings; and

C. Expand DNA collection from persons convicted of drug, theft and domestic violence related
crimes to help solve violent crimes and exonerate the innocent.

Committee meetings

The Policy & Advocacy Committee holds quarterly Policy Forums. Watch the calendar for specific dates. Sessions begin at 10 a.m. with "Reentry/ Realignment 101" and are followed by an update on current reentry policy from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon.

Committee charter

Policy Committee charter, structure and activities as of July 2012 - click to see or download PDF

LARRP Policy Priorities

Committee Charter: To develop and advocate for the implementation of legislative and administrative policies that reduce recidivism, improve public safety and social justice, safeguard the rights of victims, and decrease incarceration levels while providing accountability to taxpayers, protecting against costly liability, and reducing structural inequalities.

  1. Remove Barriers to Reentry
  2. Reduce Incarceration Rates and Eliminate Discrimination in the Justice System
  3. Develop a Robust Community ReentrySystem

Work Plan

The Policy and Advocacy Committee addresses issues that can be addressed by legislative and administrative policy at the local, state, and, to some degree the federal levels.  In the local policy arena, the committee continues to advocate for increased funding for rehabilitative services for formerly incarcerated people. Watch these pages and the monthly LARRP newsletter for updates and ways to
become involved.

Click here for the 2015-16 Committee goals and objectives.