Once again some legislators are trying to undo the progress we have seen by running bills to roll back Prop 47. It is yet another attempt to go down a path that California’s voters have already twice rejected.
The first Assembly Public Safety Hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, February 14th at 9am. As of now, two anti-Prop 47 bills are scheduled to be heard. We need your help in opposing these two bills
AB 75 (Hoover and Davies) Shoplifting: increased penalties for prior crimes - This bill is seeking to reinstate the offense of "petty theft with a prior" which would result in a felony.
AB 23 (Muratsuchi) Theft: shoplifting: amount - This bill would amend Proposition 47 by reducing the threshold amount for petty theft and shoplifting from $950 to $400. If AB 23 were to become law, California would have the second lowest felony threshold for theft in the nation!
LARRP Committee Meetings
February 16, 2023
10:00am - 11:30am
The 3rd Thursday of every month from 10:00am - 11:30am
February 15, 2023
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Every ODD month, on the 3rd Wednesday from 2:00pm - 3:30pm
March 16, 2023
1:30pm - 3:00pm
2023 meetings will be held every ODD month on the 3rd Thursday from 1:30pm - 3:00pm
February 2, 2023, 3:30PM - 5:30 PM
Every first Thursday from 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Next meeting: February 6, 2023
CTC Campaign Coordinator Job Description
Cancel the Contract: Antelope Valley (CTC-AV), a program of Paving the Way Foundation, is seeking a Campaign Coordinator to drive the day to day work of the CTC Coalition and programs. This position is a full-time, and requires exclusivity
To apply, please submit a resume, along with either a cover letter or a short video (under 2 minutes) on why you are pursuing this position and why you are the right candidate, as well as 3 professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject
line “APPLICATION: CAMPAIGN COORDINATOR - (Your Name)”.
LARRP LEADERS Alumni will be participating in Cal state LA's two-day event on
February 3 and February 4 2023
LARRP will have a table at the event and LEADERS will be in an open panel conversation about the digital historical archive.
- Thursday, February 9, 2023 at 12:00 p.m. (Commission Meeting)
- Thursday, February 23, 2023 at 12:00 p.m. (Commission Meeting)
- Thursday, March 9, 2023 at 12:00 p.m. (Commission Meeting)
Care First Community Investment Listening Sessions
Would you like to learn more about the Care First Community Investment (CFCI) process or provide input about what your community needs? These sessions are designed to inform the community and engage a broad coalition of stakeholders to gather community input and help develop the CFCI Year 3 Spending Plan.
Virtual on Zoom
Feb 8, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. Register HERE!
Feb. 15, 2023, at 5:30 p.m. Register HERE!
Feb. 16, 2023, at 5:30 p.m.Register HERE!
Feb. 18, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. Register HERE!
Feb. 21, 2023, at 5:30 p.m., Register HERE!
The Proud Parents Program
Offered for FREE and in both SPANISH and ENGLISH to our students, partners and nearby communities.
The Proud Parents Program is a wrap-around service model focused on supporting young parents or parent figures to increase positive involvement in the lives of their children and families. The program includes a 10 week online parenting class (DCFS approved); those who complete the full 10 weeks receive a certificate of completion.
Our first cohort will take place via Zoom on Thursdays starting February 23rd from 4pm-5:30pm. Those interested must RSVP
Initiate Justice’s Institute of Impacted Leaders is a 12-week organizing training program designed for people directly impacted by incarceration. It is currently virtual.
Participants learn about community organizing, how the policy process works in California, how to change statewide laws, and how to advocate for themselves and their loved ones in prison.
LARRP has the most extensive listing of reentry and criminal justice related news articles and reports in California.
L.A. on the Record: A new leader for LAHSA
LA Times, By Benjamin Oreskes, Dakota Smith, Jan. 28, 2023
Va Lecia Adams Kellum, president and chief executive of St. Joseph Center, will head the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority.
Civil rights groups file lawsuit to block Newsom’s plan for treating people with mental illness
LA Times, By Hannah Wileys, Jan. 26, 2023
SACRAMENTO — A coalition of disability and civil rights advocates filed a lawsuit Thursday asking the California Supreme Court to block the rollout of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s far-reaching new plan to address severe mental illness by compelling treatment for thousands of people.
California Set To Become First State In Nation To Expand Medicaid Services For Justice-Involved Individuals
SACRAMENTO, January 26, 2023 – California today became the first state in the nation to offer a targeted set of Medicaid (Medi-Cal in California) services to youth and adults in state prisons, county jails, and youth correctional facilities for up to 90 days prior to release. Currently, Medi-Cal services are generally available only after release from incarceration. Through a federal Medicaid 1115 demonstration waiver, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) will establish a coordinated community reentry process that will assist people leaving incarceration to connect to the physical and behavioral health services they need upon release.
Newsom Grants 10 Pardons, Including For Drug Crimes
Associated Press, Dec 27, 2022
Newsom has granted 140 pardons, 123 commutations and 35 reprieves since taking office in 2019.
SACRAMENTO, CA — California Gov. Gavin Newsom granted 10 pardons Friday, including for several people convicted of drug crimes more than 20 years ago and someone facing the possibility of deportation.
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?
August 31, 2022
LARRP’S policy work in the month of August had some incredible victories and some very unfortunate losses, but we are proud of the work we have completed and want to thank you for your outreach and advocacy efforts along the way.
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!
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.
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…
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…
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.