Upcoming Events

August 29, 2019

Next LARRP Employment Committee
from 9am-11am. 

Presenting a discussion on:
  • Which industries are welcoming to those with convictions
  • Which industries are more difficult to access and navigation tips for accessing
  • Common misconceptions on hiring practices
Please bring your expertise and questions! We welcome open participation after a panel.
Goodwill Worksource
342 N San Fernando Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90031
Free parking directly across the street. Please do not park in the Goodwill store parking lot

September 12, 2019

Next LARRP General Meeting
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
NEW LOCATION - Plenty of Parking!
LARRP Office
742 North La Brea Blvd. Inglewood, CA 90302

Partner Events

August 16

Creating Pathways to youth Incarceration to Higher Education

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Los Angeles Mission College
13356 Eldridge Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 91342

Register

August 20th / 2:00PM - 3:30 PM
August 22nd / 6:00PM - 7:30 PM
3055 Wilshire Blvd, 3rd Floor, LA, CA,90010
Seeds of Liberacion
Info Session & Application Support

More info

August 23rd, 2019
8 AM – 1 PM
Goodwill Community Room
3150 N. San Fernando Road, LA, CA 90065

Shifting the Paradigm: The Case for Decriminalization

Join us for a crucial conversation about changing the way we approach substance use. 
 

AUGUST 31, 2019
4:00-7:00 PM
OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY

Community Gathering
Bring a blanket and picnic and help us build our community of healing
Clover Park, 2600 Ocean Park Blvd Santa Monica, CA

News

Gov. Newsom grants pardon to Susan Burton, who assists women returning to society after prison
LA Times, By MAURA DOLAN, AUG. 7, 2019
We must stop sentencing people of color to death in Los Angeles County

The Daily News,
Priscilla Ocen, July 22, 2019

Across the country, people of goodwill increasingly recognize that death penalty is a racist, immoral system that is broken beyond repair. Yet, it appears that Los Angeles County has yet to get the message.

Over 75 Law Professors and Legal Scholars Call for an End to the Death Penalty in Los Angeles County
Update: Los Angeles, July 18, 2019 – A group of over 75 law professors and legal scholars from leading institutions have released an open letter calling for Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey to end the county’s costly and racially-biased death penalty practices.
Women were brutally strip-searched in L.A. County jails. Now we have to pay for it
The LA Times Editorial Board, July 16, 2019
Reentry and Opportunity Center Improves Outcomes for Probation Clients
By Cora Jackson-Fossett, Staff Writer, Los Angeles Sentinel, July 4, 2019
The new Los Angeles County Reentry Opportunity Center aims to increase successful outcomes for probation clients. Described as a one-stop shop, the facility houses community and county service providers to assist clients with a second chance to change the trajectory of their life. The DOORS or Developing Opportunities Offering Reentry Solutions section contains representatives to aid with housing, jobs, training, legal assistance, mental health services and more.
Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Leads Campaign To Shut Down 'Death Trap' Jails In Los Angeles
BET July 25, 2019, by Rachel Herron
Black Lives Matter co-founder and Reform L.A. Jails chairperson Patrisse Khan-Cullors is fighting to protect incarcerated individuals in Los Angeles and the rights of people suffering from mental health issues.

Get Involved!

County government

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

Leading with Conviction (LwC) is an advanced leadership training for formerly incarcerated, mid-senior level leaders with a specific and proven track record in advocacy and community organizing.
LwC is a cohort based, 12-month opportunity for leaders from around the country. LwC takes place both in-person through four in-person forums, and remotely through six webinars, executive coaching, peer coaching, and regular communication.
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Calls for Limiting Collateral Consequences for People With Criminal Records
The report finds that many collateral consequences are unrelated either to the underlying crime or to a public safety purpose. In these circumstances, the imposition of collateral consequences “negatively affects public safety and the public good.”
Community Coalition's Youth Organizing Fellowship
Based in South Los Angeles, California, the 8-week Youth Organizing Fellowship will start on September 16th and culminate on November 8th. The program will consist of political education, organizing training, and field practice through base-building efforts at South LA high school campuses.
Due Wednesday, August 21st

Clear Your Record

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LARRP's Free Legal Clinics 
The first Saturday of every month

Attorneys and paralegals from the Los Angeles Pulbl ic Defenders Office will be onsite providing FREE post-conviction relief. Reentry services offered:

  • Felony Reductions
  • Dismissals
  • Prop 47 and 64 Relief
  • Certificate of Rehabilitation
  • Referrals
  • Voter Registration
  • Employment Services

Next Clinic:  
September 7, 2019
10AM -1PM 
Amity Foundation
3750 S. Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90007

Get Your Free Background Check With Better Future 

It’s important to know what employers will see on your background check before starting your job search. Better Future is a proud partner of LARRP and is the only place on the internet where you can get a background check similar to what employers are going to run on your for free. Get informed, get empowered, get your free background check.

This calendar is meant to serve as a comprehensive listing of Prop. 47 related events happening in the Los Angeles County area, many hosted by community partners

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 

 

Walk-In Wednesday Reclassification Clinic  (Prop 47 Reclassification Only)

Location: 920 Atlantic Avenue, # 101, Long Beach, CA 90813  

Bring a copy of your criminal record (DOJ RAP Sheet or Court Dockets) with you.

Hosted by: A New Way of Life Reentry Project.
Call (323) 563-3575 to confirm appointment and clinic location.

The Collateral Consequences of Conviction Justice Project (CCCJP) provides free legal services to justice-affected individuals to overcome collateral consequences of conviction.

Need legal representation? Contact them today!
Elie Miller, Supervising Attorney Email: emille47@lls.edu Phone: (213) 736-1319

Please note: LARRP General Meetings and other events are open to the public. By attending, you consent to having your voice and likeness recorded, photographed, posted on LARRP's website and social media, and included in LARRP's materials and publications for noncommercial purposes. If you don't want to be photographed or recorded, please let the facilitator know so you can be seated accordingly.