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.
- Remove Barriers to Reentry
- Reduce Incarceration Rates and Eliminate Dispropostionate Minority Contact
- Develop a Robust Community Corrections System
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
Click here for the 2015-16 Committee goals and objectives.
LARRP Announces 50% Campaign
The Policy & Advocacy Committee of Los Angeles Regional Reentry Partnership (LARRP) is undertaking a campaign to ensure that 50% of the AB109 funds (Realignment) is used to provide reentry services to people returning to their community from prison or jail. These services include housing, education, employment opportunities, mental health care, health care, substance abuse treatment, life skills, and basic needs.
The implementation of these recommendations will strengthen public safety, reduce recidivism, and increase the effectiveness of the rehabilitative process.
The goal of this campaign is to provide an implementation and funding plan to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors that prioritizes rehabilitation over incarceration and supervision. This plan will address current gaps and prevent future gaps in services.
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.
Policy Committee charter, structure and activities as of July 2012 - click to see or download PDF