Trainee Info Session, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022, 10 a.m.
LARRP Committee Meetings
September 21, 2022
2:00 - 3:30pm
JULY MEETING CANCELLED!
September 15, 2022
September 5, 2022
LA County is Seeking Director of Youth Commission:
LA County is seeking to hire the executive director of the Youth Commission. The Youth Commission serves as an advisory body to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and youth-serving County departments to improve the County’s child welfare and juvenile justice systems.
For details and how to apply, see the position brochure.
The Great MAT Symposium
August 13, 2022, 10:00 am to 1:00
Tarzana Treatment Centers College (TTCC) proudly presents a new Summer Mini-Conference Series for social service and healthcare professionals. The conference series is designed to provide continuing education and best practices to behavioral health organizations related to patient success, data, and innovative treatment methods.
L.A. County’s 988 Call Center for those experiencing mental health and substance use crises has launched. Trained operators will triage callers to receive the appropriate services, including suicide crisis counseling over the phone and mental health de-escalation counseling over the phone. They will also triage callers to determine when dispatching a mobile crisis team is appropriate and, in rare cases, connection to law enforcement when safety is of concern.
Op-Ed: An L.A. program helps people get mental health care instead of jail time. Why not expand it?
LA Times, By James Bianco, July 18, 2022
As a mental health court judge, I work every day with people who are homeless and have serious mental illness. My cases involve people from all over Los Angeles County. The people you see living on the streets in your community are the people in my courtroom.
Organizers Rally To Call For Restrictions On Solitary Confinement
LAist, By Robert Garrova, Jul 27, 2022
Organizers rallied outside the Glendale offices of State Sen. Anthony Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) Wednesday to call for support of a bill that would put restrictions on the use of solitary confinement. The bill is slated to be heard in the California Senate Appropriations Committee next week, where Portantino is chair.
New Police Accountability Laws Up Demands On State Agencies
LARRP has the most extensive listing of reentry and criminal justice related news articles and reports in California.
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?
Victory update- Charter Amendment for Sheriff Accountably!
The LARRP team would like to provide a small update on the Vote that occurred yesterday.
Supervisors Mitchell, Solis, and Kuehl, the Board of Supervisors just voted 4-1 to pass the motion that will begin the month-long process to refer to the voters for the November 8, 2022 general election our charter amendment proposal for common sense checks and balances and accountability of the sheriff.
Shout out to Sam Lewis for powerful public comment and being the amazing advocate you are!
Policy Update, June 23, 2022
Thanks to those of you who wrote letters of support and opposition in our last action request! We wanted to circle back and let you know where those bills stand, and the others we have stood together on.
Isaac Bryan’s AB 1816, the Reentry Housing and Workforce Development Program, has passed through the California Senate Housing Committee and is moving to the Senate Appropriations Committee, which we hope will be the bill’s last stop before its final Floor vote in the State Senate. With your support we have made it this far, and we are asking you to continue reaching out to your State Senator (who you can find here) and asking them to vote in support of this bill when the floor votes.
We are still waiting to see what the fate of SB 1262, Senator Bradford’s bill which would expand public court records and access to criminal backgrounds checks.
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 is a project of Community Partners.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
By Pastor Joe Paul, LARRP Vice President of Network Partnerships & Government Relations Last week, I was in a Chicago-based training where clergy learned how to better organize our community around community-based violence. During the same week, President Biden signed a gun bill package that will give more financial resources to typically underfunded organizations and…
WRITTEN BY JOE PAUL, LARRP Vice President of Network Partnerships & Government Relations In 2020, the death of George Floyd launched an unprecedented demand for policy reforms and transparency in law enforcement. Communities, citizens, and activists united in a strategic and sustained call to divert law enforcement funding toward community prevention and intervention programs. We…
By Lynne Lyman, LARRP Co-Founder and Steering Committee Member I last spoke to Joe on a leisurely Saturday afternoon in early December, it was a lovely rambling conversation covering some of the pressing policy issues in the justice sector, as well as recounting significant early moments in each of our political awareness and justice work.…
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.