NO GENERAL MEETING IN SEPTEMBER!

Next LARRP General Meeting 

October 21, 2021
10:00 AM

LARRP is HIRING!

We are looking for  a Program Specialist

NO GENERAL MEETING IN SEPTEMBER!

Next LARRP General Meeting 

October 21, 2021
10:00 AM

Housing Committee:

Thursday, September 16, 2021
1:30 PM-2:30 PM

Employment Committee

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Please join us for two great speakers from REDF!

Greg Ericksen, Director of Government Partnerships & Policy and Lauren Sauer, Team Lead, Learning and Evidence from REDF will present evidence in the field of transitional employment including results from REDF and other research studies on the impact of Employment Social Enterprises on positive employment and recidivism outcomes for justice impacted individuals. We will also discuss the recently passed Homeless Hiring Tax Credit-- a tax credit for employers to hire eligible homeless individuals—and ways to include this in your employer engagement strategies.

Upcoming Events

LARRP Committee Meetings

October General Meeting

SEPTEMBER GENERAL MEETING CANCELLED!!!

October 21, 2021
10:00 AM

To watch a recording of the AUGUST General meeting CLICK HERE and use passcode: iXCWe4X%

Housing Committee:

Thursday, September 16, 2021
1:30 PM-2:30 PM

LARRP Housing Committee Meetings are recurring on Every Other 3rd Thursday (Odd numbered months) from 1:30pm-2:30pm

Employment Committee

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Greg Ericksen, Director of Government Partnerships & Policy along with the REDF data team will present results from the recent REDF/RTI Evaluation & Perceptual Feedback Study and discuss how this impacts employment outcomes.

We will also discuss the recently passed Homeless Hiring Tax Credit-- a tax credit for employers to hire eligible homeless individuals—and ways to include this in your employer engagement strategies.

Integrated Health:

September Meeting Cancelled!

October 4th
1:00 pm

Education Committee:

October 7, 2021,
4:00PM - 5:30 PM
Going forward the committee will meet on the first Thursday of the month from 4-5PM.

Partner Events

ATI /ACR Meeting

Wednesday, September 15

Pacific Oaks Anti-Bias Education Symposium

Friday, September 17, 2021, 2:00-5:00 p.m.

Please join us for a discussion on the importance of transforming the current criminal justice system to create an equitable and successful transition from incarceration to rejoining the community. Learn about strategies to support justice-involved individuals.

  • Featured Speakers:
    LARRP's Managing Director, Joseph “Joe” Paul
  • Tiffany Johnson

MORE INFO AND REGISTER

September is Suicide Prevention and Recovery Awareness Month!

Throughout September, the Council on Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health (CCJBH) will be providing resources and holding webinars to raise awareness in recognition of Suicide Prevention Month and Recovery Awareness Month – two distinct and important issues for the population of individuals who have behavioral health needs and are involved in the justice system.

Please see our online flyer for additional details and to Register

Narcan: Opioid Overdose Reversal

September Narcan Training Dates

September 20th, 10am: 
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEkduquqTIrHdJJ3mHujwscmwlBMUksPo_o

First CFCI Advisory Meeting Next Week

September 22nd from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The inaugural Care First and Community Investment (CFCI) Advisory Committee meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 22nd from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The agenda and call-in information for the meeting will be posted on their website.

NRWC Thought Leadership Series
Collaborating for Impact with LARRP's Troy Vaughn

Friday, September 17th
1:00 pm – 2:15 pm EST / 10:00 am – 11:15 am PST


In this session, we will learn from three organizations that are taking different approaches to collaborate and mobilize stakeholders, and the impact of the collective efforts on their communities.

REGISTER

Community Safety through Racial Justice Learning Series

Prevention Institute will facilitate a three-part bi-monthly learning series for local health jurisdictions and their community and government partners on applying racial justice principles and practices to build community safety.
Sep 21, 2021 11:00 AM
Nov 16, 2021 11:00 AM

MORE INFO AND REGISTER

LARRP Executive Director Troy Vaughn speaks at this year's Atlantic Festival

September 21-23, 2021

The 2021 Atlantic Festival returns this September for seven days of can’t-miss conversations and engaging experiences. The newly expanded festival will bring urgent and powerful moments to audiences around the world.

Join bold thinkers and prominent voices from politics, business, science, technology, and culture to explore ideas for building a better future—and visions of what America can be.

Attend and Register for Free!

UCLA Prison Education Program: Fall 2021 Orientation

Fri, Sep 24, 2021, 9:00 AM PDT

University of California, Los Angeles
120 Westwood Plaza
150 Kaufman Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Launched in 2016, the UCLA Prison Education Program creates innovative courses that enable faculty and students at the University of California, Los Angeles to learn from, and alongside, participants incarcerated at Victorville Federal Correctional Instituion (VFCI), Barry J. Nidorf Juvenile Hall (BJN), Camp Joseph Scott (CJS) correctional facility for girls, and the Custody to Community Transitional Reentry Program (CCTRP) correctional facility for women.

The goal of this convening is to discuss approaches to teaching and learning that have been proven effective at engaging incarcerated students, and to prepare faculty and students for instruction in local correctional facilities.

REGISTER

WDB Quarterly Board Meeting

Friday, September 24, 2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Los Angeles County Workforce Development Board will continue discussions on strategic planning and initiatives.WDB

CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE MEETING

Harm Reduction Los Angeles 1st Annual Conference

Saturday, September 25, 2021

The conference will be a virtual, half-day event and will provide attendees 5 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ to licensed providers. Medical providers, social scientists, community organizers, and community members with lived experiences will be speaking at the conference.

AGENDA

REGISTER

CDCR Webinar with LARRP Steering Committee member Doug Bond

September 29, 2021
12-1PM
As a provider contracted with the CDCR Division of Rehabilitative Programs’ Specialized Treatment for Optimized Program (STOP), the Amity Foundation provides a myriad of reentry services including, but not limited to, case management, linkage and support to access mental health, linkage and support to employment services and substance use disorder services, housing and social supports. Amity Foundation will provide an overview of their program and services, including perspectives from individuals with lived experienced who have benefitted from this comprehensive approach to reentry services that are designed to support individuals transitioning from incarceration to their communities.

REGISTER HERE

Online CDCR Flyer

ATI - Upcoming Meetings


ATI Meetings

ZOOM LINK

 

Alternative Crisis Response (ACR) Public Convening

CLICK to Join MS Meetings

LA Coalition for DA Justice and Accountability Meeting

Fourth Thursdays of the month,
4-6 PM

ZOOM LINK

 

Court Relief for Criminal Records

Last Tuesday of Each Month
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Online with Skype

Did you know that applying for court relief may reduce the barriers of a criminal conviction and make it easier to obtain a job? Attendees of this Webinar will find out how Reductions of Charges, Expungements, and Certificates of Rehabilitation may increase their opportunities for employment and job licensing. They will learn the criteria to qualify, how to apply if eligible, and be provided resources in their community that can be helpful in their rehabilitative journey. In addition, a lawyer from the Inland Empire Latino Lawyers Association will be present to answer questions and provide information on the free legal services they offer for eligible individuals. Offered on February 23rd. Registration required.

 

More info and register

Legal Clinics hosted by the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) and the  D.O.O.R.S team
  • Expungement and Early Termination of Probation Workshop: Every 1st Wednesday of the Month at 1:00pm (More Info)
  • Citations/Tickers Workshop: Every 2nd Wednesday of the Month at 10:00am (More Info)
  • Fair Chance Hiring Workshop: Every 4th Wednesday of the Month at 1:00pm (More Info)

The legal clinics are open to existing/active D.O.O.R.S clients as well as any person who have been system impacted and are looking to connect to legal services at the reentry center. Please note if a client is on active probation, their DPO will be required to submit a RUU referral on their behalf in order to activate legal services. DPO’s are encouraged to submit the appropriate RUU referral concurrently with recommending attendance to the legal clinics.

Questions: Call D.O.O.R.S Center reception desk at 323-730-4442

Know Your Rights: Fair Chance Employment And Housing

Download English Flyer y En Español

D.O.O.R.S Orientation

Every Thursday 2 PM-3 PM

CLICK FLYER to Download 

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.

Get Involved!

County government

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

For a complete listing of all the opportunities and information
CLICK HERE

Third Party Administrators (Tpas)
Needed To Direct Care First Community Investments

Allocations are due by Friday, September 17, 2021 at noon

Last week, the Board of Supervisors approved an unprecedented $187.7 million spending package to advance the county's care first, jails last vision with a series of direct community investments and funding for alternatives to incarceration—accelerating the process of creating a more just and equitable Los Angeles County for all residents.

As part of the package, known as the Care First Community Investment (formerly Measure J), more than $60 million will be allocated to direct community investments and many of those programs will be administered by a third party administrator(s) (TPA) with direct ties to the community.

The County is seeking qualified applicants to serve as the TPA(s).

CLICK HERE for more information and to apply.

Your Input Is Needed:

The Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative developed 51 strategies in 2016 to address and prevent homelessness. The Board of Supervisors has called for a reassessment of the Homeless Initiative strategies so that the County can double down on proven solutions, make necessary modifications, and develop new approaches. Please attend one of 9 community input meetings to help update the Homeless Initiative strategies.

MORE INFO

The LARRP Ad Hoc Committee
on Public Health and Safety

According to L.A. Times: “As COVID-19 began hospitalizing and killing more people in Los Angeles last year, so did shootings in the street. The increased bloodshed, much of it linked to gangs, surged as the economy faltered, leading to the deadliest year of violence in L.A. in a decade.”

Unlike COVID 19, which spawned the creation of a vaccine to slow the ravages of the deadly virus in less than 12 months, there is, to date, no remedy for the persistent and chronic plague of the senseless civil war among our young black males.In mid August, I hosted a group of national experts on urban gun violence to consider remedies and long term solutions that will impact this civil war amongst young men and women of color. We as a people are having a “Come to Jesus Moment” addressing this issue in our community literally takes all of our collective will. Because no amount of money, without a persistent will of the people, will eradicate the level of violence we see escalating among our children.

At LARRP we felt it is urgent to address our local gun violence crisis. Thus we are launching the Ad hoc Committee on Public Health and Safety. More specific details to follow, but if you are interested in participating please sign up below.

Joe Paul
LARRP Managing Director

Sign up here

Registration Now Open For Fall Classes At County Parks:

The L.A. County Department of Parks & Recreation opened registration for fall classes. From arts and culture to sports and martial arts, there are hundreds of virtual and in-person courses to choose from.

For more information, click here.

Two Incentives Programs For Landlords:

As part of the effort to address the homelessness crisis, the L.A. County Development Authority (LADCA) has two incentive programs to encourage landlords to rent available units to Section 8 voucher holder participants.

For more information, click here.

Help Envision the Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness

The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) is in the process of creating a new Federal Strategic Plan, and we want your input.

Submit your comments HERE

SURVEY
LA County American Rescue Plan Funding

LA County has received federal funding through the American Rescue Plan to help citizens reentering society after completing their sentences. People who are reentering society have a wide range of needs, and we hope this funding can be applied in a way that supports different aspects of the reentry journey. Will you take a few moments to share your thoughts on the needs of people that are reentering after completing their sentencing?

TAKE THE SURVEY

August Housing Rights in Your City

Learn how your city is protecting tenants and landlords during the COVID-19 pandemic. Join one of HRC's online workshops to learn the rights you have, where you live.

CLICK HERE

MEPS is working on a way to help re-entry populations stay healthy and away from drugs.

Want to participate and get paid?

Download the Brochure

L.A. CADA HIV Intervention Program

Download the Flyer

INCUBATION ACADEMY

The ATI Office opened applications for its Incubation Academy.

The academy provides training, funding and technical assistance to new and existing community-based organizations, especially those run by Black, Latinx, and justice involved individuals.

The Incubation Academy builds capacity to deliver prevention and intervention service to justice involved individuals in their communities, giving judicial officers an alternative to incarceration in communities with the greatest needs.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Breaking Barriers seeks referrals

Breaking Barriers is a visionary rapid rehousing program providing housing, tenancy support, case management, and employment services to adults on felony probation who are experiencing homelessness or unstable housing.

The Breaking Barriers program has secured Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) funding and is now open to a limited number of new referrals. Due to current funding requirements, Breaking Barriers has adopted specific eligibility criteria. At this time, we can only accept referrals who meet this new criteria.

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News

For an archive of reentry and criminal justice related news, please see our News Archive which goes back years!

A Proclamation on National Recovery Month, September 2021

THE WHITE HOUSE August 31, 2021

"This year’s theme, “Recovery is For Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community,” emphasizes that recovery is possible for all Americans. My Administration honors the many pathways to recovery and will support individuals and their families at every step along their journey, in whatever form it takes. Everyone can support and encourage those working toward recovery."

Read the Proclamation

White House Weighs Clemency to Keep Some Drug Offenders Confined at Home

NYTimes By Zolan Kanno-Youngs and Charlie Savage, Aug. 30, 2021

Biden officials are exploring what should be done with inmates in home confinement whenever the pandemic emergency ends.

READ MORE

CLICK for Color of Change Letter asking for Clemency

Crime trends and violence worse in California’s Republican-voting counties than Democratic-voting counties

Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice Mike Males, August 25, 2021

A report released today by the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice finds that, compared to the 35 California counties that voted Democratic in the 2020 presidential election, the state’s 23 Republican-voting counties have higher rates of violent crime, including homicides.

For decades, Republican candidates and elected officials have demanded a “get-tough” approach to crime that generated more arrests, more imprisonments, and longer prison sentences. As a result, a person is 58 percent more likely to be arrested and 41 percent more likely to be incarcerated in a Republican-voting county than in a Democratic-voting one. Likewise, 12 of the 13 highest-incarceration counties vote Republican, while 16 of the 18 lowest-incarceration counties vote Democratic.

But have the hardline approaches pursued by Republicans officials actually reduced crime? Just the opposite. Republican-voting counties are seeing lesser declines in crime and higher rates of crime, particularly violent offenses and homicides, compared to their Democratic-voting counterparts.

READ THE REPORT

Here’s how Democrats, Republicans and others say you should vote in the California recall

By Madalyn Amato
Aug. 19, 2021

How you vote is up to you, but here’s what your vote will mean and what various political parties, newspapers and others are saying.

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Editorial: For the love of California, don’t sit out this recall election

By The Times Editorial Board
Aug. 18, 2021

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s most formidable challenger in the Sept. 14 recall election is not radio host Larry Elder, former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer or any of the other 44 replacement candidates on the ballot, though they may like voters to think so.

Nope, the biggest threat to Newsom — and to Californians — is voter apathy.

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Opinion: We need to receive the formerly incarcerated re-entering our community with hope and love

Long Beach Post for "Voices" by Jose Osuna, August 2021

Important opinion piece by LARRP Steering Committee member Jose Osuna

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The People's Complaint

In response to Sheriff Alex Villanueva’s continuous misconduct, Reform L.A. Jails is submitting a complaint with the Los Angeles Civil Grand Jury, calling for the Sheriff’s removal under Government Code Section 3060. Their complaint details a wide range of misconduct and willful neglect of duty.

See LARRP Co-Founder and Steering Committee Member, Lynne Lyman, in action.

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Want to Reduce Crime? Start with Funding Our Communities | Opinion

Newsweek, Gina Clayton-Johnson And Thea Sebastian , Attorneys, 7/29/21

Opinion piece by former LARRP consultant in the early days!

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The Tent Mender

Hand Made Productions, is proud to announce the release of a limited three-part documentary film spotlighting people experiencing homelessness. Filmed entirely in the heart of Skid Row, it introduces raw, inspirational, and true stories. The series will be exclusively available to stream on August 6 on IMDb TV, Amazon's free streaming service.

MORE INFO

LA County Board Of Supes Approves $187.7 Million Spending Package To Advance The County’s “Care First, Jails Last” Vision

Witness LA, August 11, 2021 by Celeste Fremon

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US Recidivism Rates Stay Sky High

The Crime Report, By Eva Herscowitz, July 30, 2021

Seven in 10 incarcerated people released in 34 states in 2012 were rearrested within five years, according to a Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) report on recidivism rates for prisoners in 34 states between 2012 and 2017.

The report includes grim findings about recidivism in the United States, where rates are among the highest in the world.

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Hear Us: California Is Trailblazing the Path to Debt-Free Justice. Other States Should Follow.

Next City, OP-ED, July 29, 2021 by Jhumpa Bhattacharya & Stephanie Campos-Bui & Brandon Greene

Abolishing criminal fees and writing off current debt is the only systemic, permanent solution to this form of racialized wealth extraction, and it is a solution our communities want and deserve.

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4,000 Homebound Detainees Could Be Sent Back to Prison After Pandemic Emergency Order Lifted

Democracy Now July 26, 2021

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CEO of homeless shelter remarks on billionaires joyriding in space

 

Boing Boing, Jason Weisberger, July 21, 2021

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