Second Chance Month

LARRP and dozens of reentry service partners will be celebrating “Second Chance Month” this April, with resource fairs, job opportunities, and recognition of our many members who have beat the odds and successfully returned to our communities after incarceration.

Check our Website Events page and follow Us on Instagram and Facebook>to keep up with the events and stories that will be happening thoughout April

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LARRP Presents

Community-based Public Safety Workshops

LARRP is proud to partner with our long-standing community-based organization, The Amity Foundation, in presenting a 8-week 2-hour long workshop training on Community-based Public Safety (CBPS).

Our goal is to inform and train partner organizations on what CBPS (Community based Public Safety) is, how to apply it to their respective work, and how to customize a community safety strategy that addresses the needs of their constituents.

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LARRP Committee Meetings

General Meeting

April 18, 2024,
10:00 - 11:30 am

Agenda

Community Safety

May 8, 2024,
1:00-2:00 pm

Employment:

April 17, 2024,
2:00pm-3:30pm

Housing:

May 24, 2024,
10:00- 11:00 am

Education:

May 2, 2024,
3:30PM - 4:30 PM

Integrated Health:

June 3, 2024,
2:00 pm

LARRP Antelope Valley


April 16. 2024
11:00-12:00 pm
Third Tuesday of every month

Job Openings at 211 LA!

We are thrilled to announce that one of our long-term LARRP members, Information and Referral Federation of Los Angeles County DBA 211 LA County has multiple job openings available!
Positions include:

  • Housing Director
  • IT Business Analyst
  • Temporary Housing Coordinator
  • Over 15 positions for Community Resource Advisors

Don't miss out on the chance to join 211 LA's team and continue making a positive impact in our community.
Click Here to apply

Cancel the Contact - Antelope Valley

Seeks a full time organizer to grow the CTC Coalition and coordinate the day to day work of the CTC Coalition and programs. This position requires exclusivity (cannot have other full time, part time, or contract positions). The position will serve as lead organizer and be responsible for growing the Coalition’s membership, coordinating programming, and supporting CTC’s communications and advocacy work. The Organizer will be expected to work in a fast-paced working environment where it is normal to be accessible “around the clock.”

More info and apply

Justice, Care and Opportunities Department to Host “Second Chance Month” Events Across Los Angeles County

he Los Angeles County Justice, Care and Opportunities Department (JCOD), in collaboration with County and community partners, will host resource fairs, meet-and-greets and grand opening ceremonies in all five Supervisorial districts during the month of April in honor of Second Chance Month

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In-Person Reentry Legal Clinic

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 10 Am - 3 PM
La County Doors Reentry Center, 3965 S. Vermont Ave, 3Rd Floor,LA, Ca 90037

Family Reunification,Expungements, & Occupational Licensing

Call us to register to attend: 323-563-3575, ext. 6

Opening/Meet And Greet Of The Reentry Women’s Housing (JCOD Powr Program)

April 17, 2024, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
9712 Arleta Ave., Arleta, CA 91331

Please join Justice, Care and Opportunities Department (JCOD) and Center for Living and Learning (CLL) in recognizing Second Chance Month at our new Reentry
Home for Women!

West LA College Reentry Day event

April 23rd, 2024, 11 am to 2 pm
Wildcat Walkway 9000 Overland Ave. Culver City, Ca. 90230

Employers, community organizations, and college resources for all. Lunch is provided. Please see attached the flyer for registration for all.

PLEASE REGISTER TODAY!

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for new Wellness Center

Paving the Way Foundation

April 25 10-AM- 12 PM
1729 W. Ave J Lancaster, CA, 93534

 

Community Resource Fair

Friday, April 26th – 11am-3pm
Watts Labor Community Action Committee (WLCAC)
10950 South Central Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90059

Los Angeles County’s Alternatives to Incarceration (ATI) Work Group
Reconvening: Renewing our Commitment to Care

April 29, 2024, 11am-5pmThe Huffington Center (1324 Normandie Ave STE 28, Los Angeles, CA 90006)

The Vera Institute of Justice, in partnership with The California Endowment and community partners, is excited to reconvene county and community stakeholders to examine progress and gaps in implementing the foundational strategies, discuss next steps, and reignite our collective commitment to the “care first” vision.

Please RSVP by Monday April 22
Lunch and parking

Probation Oversight Commission Virtual Town Hall

Developing a School Resource Complaint System
Wednesday, April 17th at 6:30 p.m.
Developing a School Resource Complaint System

Register

JCOD Public Convening

April 17th from 9 am – 10:00 am.

This will be the Justice, Care and Opportunities Department public convening of the year focused on Alternative Crisis Response (ACR) and will be led by the Department of Mental Health’s (DMH) ACR team. Every quarter our public convening meeting will have an ACR focus.

Click here to join the meeting

CFCI Advisory Committee Regular Meeting

April 18, 2024, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Earvin “Magic” Johnson Park Event Center
12645 Wadsworth Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90059

To participate via computer or smart phone:
Click Here

Behavioral Health Infrastructure Bond Act of 2024

BHCIP Rounds 7 and 8: Unmet Needs - Public Listening Session

Friday, April 19, 2024, from 2:00-3:00 p.m.

DHCS is developing plans for distribution of $4.3 billion in BHIBA funds for BHCIP competitive grants. During this public listening session, input can be provided directly to DHCS on BHCIP bond funding

Registration is required.

Reducing Barriers to HUD-Assisted Housing

New proposed rule now open for public comment.
Comments are due no later than June 10, 2024

Reducing Barriers to HUD-Assisted Housing: The proposed rule would amend the regulations for certain HUD public housing and housing programs through revising existing regulations that govern admission for applicants with criminal records or a history of involvement with the criminal justice system and eviction or termination of assistance of persons on the basis of illegal drug use, drug-related criminal activity, or other criminal activity.

More Info and Comment

Justice Connect Hotline

The Los Angeles County Justice, Care and Opportunities Department (JCOD) is here to connect you to services now — including housing, employment, substance use help and more.

Call the helpline at 833-522-5263 from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., 7 days a week

LARRP Partner
Chances For Change has a Resource Center

Daily 9:00am - 4:00pm Mon-Fri
1709 W. Manchester Ave.LA, CA 90047
(323) 997-4419

More Info

Olive Support Services

In-Person Volunteer Positions Needed:

  • Therapist
  • Tutor/Mentor
  • Community Engagement Support

If interested, please contact info@olivesupportservices.org or call 661-941-8688

More Info

 

LARRP has the most extensive listing of reentry and criminal justice related news articles and reports in California.

State Board Allows Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall To Remain Open Despite Concerns From Advocates, Families

The LAist, By Robert Garrova, Apr 11, 2024 5:18 PM

“L.A. appears to have remedied the outstanding items of non-compliance,” said Linda Penner, chair of the state board. “I also feel a need to point out that the problems in L.A. are long-standing and serious and this recommendation was not easy to formulate.”

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Center for Living and Learning in Van Nuys Offers Second Chances

by Maria Luisa Torres, San Fernando Valley Sun/el Sol, April 10, 2024

April is National Second Chance Month; local nonprofit helps individuals after prison, drug treatment and homelessness

When Maria Alexander moved to LA at age 18 to go to film school in the 1980s, she never imagined the perilous journey that awaited her. Within a few years, she went from a hopeful college student full of aspirations to the depths of despair due to substance abuse.

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Prosecutors put men on death row. This California D.A. wants to take them off

LA Times, By Anita Chabria, April 4, 2024

Capital punishment in California exists in law, but in practicality ended in 2019 when Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered death row to be dismantled.

Still, 625 men and 20 women remain incarcerated with death sentences, facing the unlikely but possible prospect that under a different governor, they could be executed. About one-third of the condemned are Black.

In recent months, Santa Clara County Dist. Atty. Jeff Rosen, once a prosecutor who believed in capital punishment and one who rejects association with the progressive prosecutor movement, has been quietly preparing to ask courts to change the penalties of 14 men from his county who are waiting for that ultimate sentence to be carried out.

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LARRP Celebrates April Second Chance Month With Resource Fairs And Awareness Raising

LARRP Press Release, April 3, 2024

Second Chance Month has been observed every April since 2017, and it is an opportunity to learn about the vast number of Americans living with a criminal conviction (1 in 3), the challenges and barriers to successful reentry after incarceration, as well as reflect on the many stories of return and resilience.

“Without a second chance and frankly many more, I would be incarcerated or homeless and my children would be without a mother,” said LARRP Steering Committee Member Maria Alexander, who is also the Executive Director of the Center for Living and Learning.

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The LARRP Policy and Advocacy Committee seeks to be a resource to inform and mobilize the reentry community around critical reentry policy issues and leverage the expertise of practitioners and impacted people into the policy making process.

The Committee will develop and advocate for the passage and implementation of legislative and administrative policies that improve opportunities for formerly incarcerated or convicted people, their families and communities, and the community-based agencies that serve them.

Committee work will be guided and prioritized by 3 questions:

  • Will it have a direct impact on the lives of impacted people?
  • Does it address reentry systems or services?
  • Does it reduce racial discrimination in the criminal legal system?
Sacramento Legislation Updates

We are excited to share that LARRP co-sponsored legislation, Assembly Bill 1810 by Assemblymember Isaac Bryan, passed the Assembly Public Safety Committee hearing on February 27th. AB 1810 (Bryan) will enable easier access to menstrual products for those who are incarcerated and experience uterine or vaginal bleeding. Anyone who has been incarcerated or who knows somebody who has been incarcerated will no doubt have stories as to how terrible access to vital goods such as tampons or menstrual pads can be. Destigmatizing this process and providing greater levels of access to hygienic supplies will not only help restore dignity to our communities behind bars, but will also ensure safer conditions, especially for people who experience heavier bleeds due to medical circumstances.

Next AB 1810 (Bryan) will be heard in the always tough Assembly Appropriations Committee, and we're always looking for folks to come out and support, with testimony, letters, legislative visits and more. To support this bill, please reach out to Charles at Charles@lareentry.org as soon as possible. We need as many letters of support as we can get from our vital community organizations. See the AB 1810 (Bryan) fact sheet here, and a template support letter can be found here.

LARRP Membership  is open to any person or agency with an interest in reentry in Los Angeles County and whose interests are aligned with the LARRP mission. This would include, but not limited to, formerly incarcerated or convicted people and their families; reentry providers, advocates and researchers; government agencies; schools; faith-based agencies; youth oriented organizations; service clubs; neighborhood councils; and elected officials.

LARRP has 3 classes of paid membership:

  • $50 – Individual
  • $250 – Small Organization (Annual budget under $500,000)
  • $500 – Large Organization (Annual budget $500,000 +)

LARRP has two classes of non-paid participants

  • Currently incarcerated individuals
  • Individuals, government agencies, and other entities that do not choose to join LARRP, but support LARRP’s mission and would like to be engaged and involved with LARRP and its members.

LARRP is a network of public, community and faith-based agencies and advocates working together to ensure that our reentry system meets the needs of our agencies, communities, and the people we serve, both in terms of capacity and public policy.

The Los Angeles Regional Reentry Partnership (LARRP) is the only countywide network of reentry focused non-profit organizations, public agencies, and advocates that works to ensure that our reentry system meets the needs of our agencies, communities, and the people we serve, both in terms of capacity and public policy.

Since 2011, LARRP has been building a locally rooted reentry movement to advance positive change for millions of formerly incarcerated and convicted (FIC) Angelinos and build public will for greater equity in the criminal justice system. Since inception, LARRP has worked tirelessly to increase funding for housing, health, and social services for the FIC people and those who serve them.

LARRP COMMITTEES

The aim of  of the Community Safety Committee is to:

  • SEED change by identifying drivers of violence;
  • NURTURE the work by inclusively engaging a broad and diverse group of stakeholders in a balanced and democratic conversation about approaches to addressing violence;
  • HARVEST the fruit of the work by defining an approach to systems change that can be implemented, evaluated, and shared.
Education Committee

The mission of the Education Committee is to:

  • BUILD BRIDGES from corrections to college in Southern California by providing a framework and opportunity for information and resource sharing for individuals and programs that support educational opportunities for the reentry population.
  • Enhance the educational experience by linking academics, business, and the reentry community.
  • Promote restorative justice, support partnerships, network, share resources, and encourage and celebrate educational excellence.
    Convene periodically to discuss progress, evaluate goals, and develop plans.
integrated Health Committee

The Mission of the Integrated Health Committee is to:

  • CONVENE re-entry stakeholders dedicated to improving the comprehensive mental health, physical health, and the substance use needs of the reentry population by addressing inequity across systems of care and increasing access to care.
Housing Committee

The LARRP Housing Committee focuses on:

  • UNDERSTANDING the housing and homeless services landscape
  • IDENTIFYING interim and permanent housing solutions for the reentry population.
  • TRACKING policies and guidelines that impact formerly incarcerated individual’s ability to access housing subsidies and resources.

Deaths in LA County Jails

September 2, 2023

Letter from Troy Vaughn It is with a heavy heart that we reflect on the many Angelenos who have died in LA County jails already this year, most before they were convicted or sentenced for a crime. As Vera Institute’s Michelle Paris shared in her August 4th LAT Oped on this tragedy, “Most of the…

Juneteenth message from Troy Vaughn on Probation

June 1, 2023

As I sit in my study to write this month’s executive statement for the newsletter, my mind and heart is moved to speak about the probation reform that is still needed in our county. On June 16th we will celebrate Juneteenth in this nation, and that’s a good thing. I think about the fact that…

Interview with Maribel Marin, 211LA Executive Director

August 31, 2022

2-1-1 is the number that over 400,000 people in Los Angeles County call every year when looking for food, shelter, and other crisis and disaster services including during the ongoing COVID pandemic when calls for assistance nearly doubled. 211 LA is the non-profit organization that has provided this 24/7 helpline service since 1981 when it…

When Is Time Done?

August 1, 2022

By Pastor Joe Paul, V.P. of Network Partnerships and Government Relations, The Los Angeles Regional Reentry Partnership August 1, 2022 Thirty-five years ago, I committed a crime: I was involved in the murder of a young black man – a casualty of the crack epidemic. I too, as a young black man, was a victim…

LARRP L.E.A.D.E.R.S.

The L.E.A.D.E.R.S. Training Academy is a project funded by CCJBH; Council on Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health. Its' purpose is to provide capacity to the formerly incarcerated, the people who have been closest to the problem but the furthest away from the solutions.

D.O.O.R.S Community Reentry Center

The Office of Diversion and Reentry partnered to open DOORS (Developing Opportunities and Offering Reentry Solutions) Community Reentry Center located at 3965 Vermont Ave. in Los Angeles. DOORS provides many supportive services to address and assist the reentry community and their families. These services are provided in a welcoming environment by county partners and community-based organizations that are considered leaders in the reentry work and experienced professionals with high risk communities. Services offered include housing, employment, educational services,legal aid, mental health assessments, healing through the arts, and substance use health and counseling.