Upcoming Events

 LARRP General Meetings and Committee Meetings will resume in 2019!!

Community Events

12/01/2018

Beyond Cages

An Abolitionist Summit exploring art and culture as tools for liberation

Saturday December 1, 20128
6-10 pm

Eastside cafe
5469 Huntington Dr. N
LA, CA

12/02/2018

A New Way of Life 20th Annual Gala:
REMEMBERING THE WOMEN
December 2nd

A New Way of Life returns with their 20th Annual Gala with the theme "Remembering The Women".
01/26/2019
9am - 4pm

Justice Not Jails presents: Faith and Race: Challenging the Culture of Criminalization

Justice Not Jails presents
Faith and Race: Challenging the Culture of Criminalization
Holman United Methodist Church
3320 W Adams Blvd, LA 90018

News Flash

In historic upset, Alex Villanueva beats incumbent Jim McDonnell in race for Los Angeles County sheriff

LA Times| NOV 26, 2018 | By MAYA LAU

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Prop. 47 spared offenders from prison, but they may find county jail harsher

San Francisco Chronicle Nov. 23, 2018, By Kerry Rudd

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Measure H Helped 10,000 Homeless People Into Permanent Housing, Officials Say

By NBC Channel 4, City News Service

A half-cent sales tax passed by Los Angeles County voters nearly two years ago to fund homeless programs has been a significant success...
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Why Is Karl Taylor Dead?
Our prisons are our mental wards. One fatal case in New York shows where that can lead.

The Marshall Project, By TOM ROBBINS, November 27, 2018

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Unlocking the Black Box of Prosecution

Vera Institute of Justice
Because prosecutors’ work occurs outside of the public eye, prosecution is often called the “black box” of America’s criminal justice system. In order to help unlock this black box, the Vera Institute of Justice created this guide: a tool for interested community members and prosecutors to better understand what prosecutors can do to advance equal justice. Read More

The Scanner: Alameda County to drop criminal justice fees; the problem with pot DUIs

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Volunteer for the Homeless Count

Every year, we conduct a census of the homeless population through the Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count. The Count helps us better understand homelessness in our region and direct resources where they’re needed most. We need at least 8,000 volunteers to canvas more than 80 cities and 200 communities across LA County.

You can now register for the Count, which will take place January 22-24:

  • Tuesday, January 22: San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita Valley, & San Gabriel Valley
  • Wednesday, January 23: South Bay/Harbor Cities & East and West Los Angeles County
  • Thursday, January 24: Antelope Valley, Metro Los Angeles, & South Los Angeles County

County government

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

Legislative Update

2017-18 Legislation is now over, Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

List of bills Governor Jerry Brown has signed into legislation! .

Whole Person Care is a Medi-Cal 2020 waiver-funded program and an exciting five-year initiative that will provide comprehensive and coordinated services to the sickest, most vulnerable LA County Medi-Cal beneficiaries. Eleven innovative programs will bring together health and social service delivery entities across the County to deliver seamless, coordinated services to individuals who are homeless, justice-involved, or have serious mental illness or severe and/or persistent substance use disorder or medical issues.

LARRP Signs Onto Important Jail Diversion Motion

On August 14, the Board of Supervisors passed a motion by Supervisors Ridley-Thomas and Barger directing the Department of Health Services (DHS) to work with appropriate partners to conduct a study of the existing County jail population to identify who would likely be eligible for diversion and reentry programs based on their clinical conditions and current criminal charges. The study must be rigorous and scientific and is intended to help guide the County’s strategy for creating and scaling community-based diversion and reentry programs for those with serious clinical conditions. It is LARRP's hope that this study will provide key insights that could reduce the need for building multiple new jails, and even recommend an alternative to LA County Jail continuing to serve as the largest mental health institution in the country.

LARRP was happy to co-sign on to a letter of support organized by the ACLU of SoCal, signed by over 20 justice organizations. The letter contains critical legal analysis and history

Clear Your Record

SECOND CHANCE LEGAL CLINICS

Meet 1-on-1 with a lawyer to learn about your legal rights with an arrest or conviction record! We will be providing record-cleaning services and legal information about navigating barriers because of your record related to employment, housing, public benefits, family & children, immigration, parole & probation, and more!
13 December 2018 4 P.M.- 7 P.M.
787 South Alameda, Los Angeles, CA 90021

15 December 2018, 10 A.M.- 3 P.M.
14549 Archwood Street #221, Van Nuys, CA, 91405

LA County will automatically clear up to 100,000 Prop 64 criminal records! Service may be extended to some Prop 47 cases. And no one left in LA County jail on a Prop 64 conviction!

SB 439 Becomes Law, Ending the Prosecution of Children Under 12

Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice
Maureen Washburn
Published: October 23, 2018

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Governor Brown signs landmark legislation to remove barriers to licensing and decrease recidivism

The bill ensures that close to 40 licensing boards governed under the Department of Consumer Affairs cannot deny people otherwise trained and qualified for licenses due to irrelevant and dismissed convictions.

Pot Criminal Convictions Can Be Erased From Records
John Cadiz Klemack reports for the NBC 4 News at 4 p.m. on Aug. 6, 2018

Now that recreational marijuana is legal in California, thousands of people might be eligible to have certain drug-related convictions erased from their records.

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

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