Upcoming Events

July 18, 2019

FIRST Education Committee Meeting
4:00-5:30pm
LA Trade Tech
400 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

The meetings will be every 3rd thursday of the month at LA Trade Tech

Thursday, July 18, 2019

CES 101 Session
Making the Connections For Reentry Housing
and 
LARRP Housing Committee Meeting
Bringing reentry housing providers together to provide the basics about Coordinated Entry Systems, commonly used homeless services terminology, eligibility criteria, and funding components. This session is designed to help agencies better coordinate housing services for justice-involved men and women.
1:30pm-3:30pm
5715 S. SSG/HOPICS Broadway, LA, 90037
Street parking available

August 29, 2019

Next LARRP Employment Committee

from 9am-11am. 
Location and final presentation TBD

September 12, 2019

Next LARRP General Meeting
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
NEW LOCATION - Plenty of Parking!
LARRP Office
742 North La Brea Blvd. Inglewood, CA 90302

Partner Events

The Institute of Impacted Leaders
Initiate Justice’s Institute of Impacted Leaders is a 12-week organizing training program designed for people directly impacted by mass incarceration.
New cohorts start in July!
Bay Area: Tuesdays, July 16th – October 1st, 6:30pm – 9pm
Los Angeles: Wednesdays, July 17th – October 2nd, 6:30pm – 9pm
July 18th and July 19th, 2019 
The Youth Development Summit 2019
The Los Angeles County Office of Youth Diversion and Development and My Brother’s Keeper Initiative partners are collaborating on two consecutive days of shared learning and networking for the 2019 Youth Development Summit. Each day will have a unique focus but will be unified by a commitment to connecting a wide range of stakeholders interested in effectively and equitably improving outcomes for youth in Los Angeles County and reducing youth involvement in the justice system.
August 16

Creating Pathways to youth Incarceration to Higher Education

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Los Angeles Mission College
13356 Eldridge Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 91342

Register

News

U.S. jail populations drop but not for women
PBS Newshour, Jun 30, 2019
L.A. County is paying millions for a replacement jail — without an actual plan
By THE TIMES EDITORIAL BOARD
June 27, 2019
Services for the Homeless in South LAKPCC’s Take Two with A Martinez
Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and KPCC’s A Martinez with LARRP Steering Committee member and HOPICS Director Veronica Lewis and members of her team, including street outreach workers. Photo by Bryan Chan/Board of Supervisors
Why Los Angeles Could Be the Setting for the ‘Most Important D.A. Race’ in the U.S.
NYTimes, June 21, 2019
By Tim Arango
See the ACLU Report and LARRP Press Release below for more on the Death Penalty in Los Angeles
In Los Angeles, only people of color are sentenced to death
The Guardian, 18 Jun 2019
By SamLevin
The county’s prosecutor has won death sentences for 22 defendants, none of them white, report shows
New report underscores link between ‘shocking’ number of evictions, homelessness
“It would be naive to ignore the connection between evictions and homelessness”
CURBED LOS ANGELES, Jun 10, 2019,
By Jenna Chandler@jennakchandler

Los Angeles County Probation Reform and Implementation Team Proposes Powers and Structure for the Only Civilian Probation Oversight Commission in the U.S.

Year-long Community Engagement Process Informs Recommendations Submitted to Los Angeles County’s Board of Supervisors

LOS ANGELES, June 13, 2019 – Today, the Probation Reform and Implementation Team (PRIT) released comprehensive recommendations outlining its proposed authority and structure for the civilian Probation Oversight Commission (POC) for Los Angeles County’s Probation Department, the largest in the U.S. The proposal includes a call for subpoena power, authority to investigate complaints, and empowering former Probationers as community liaisons to serve as the County’s “eyes and ears.” Together, these powers and structure aim to increase accountability and transparency of the $1 billion Department.
BSCC Board Awards $96m In Prop 47 Grants
SACRAMENTO (June 13, 2019) – The Board of State and Community Corrections today approved grant awards from a voter initiative that reduces from felonies to misdemeanors certain low-level crimes and directs state savings to programs primarily focused on mental health and substance-use disorder treatment.

Get Involved!

The Los Angeles Regional Reentry Partnership (LARRP) applauds the ACLU for spotlighting Los Angeles County’s alarming death penalty practices. Los Angeles County has put more people on death row than anywhere else in the nation.

Read the Press Release

Read the ACLU Report

County government

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

Cannabis Social Equity in Los Angeles is in Crisis!

The City of LA has yet to fund the program.
A 2015 Case Was Supposed to Overhaul California’s Solitary Confinement. The Reality Is Much More Complicated.
“It’s clear that monitoring alone is not going to fix the situation.”
Feb 13, 2019, Mother Jones, by MARISA ENDICOTT
“Basically, prison staff are prosecutor, judge, jury, everything.”

SIGN THE PETITION TO END SOLITARY CONFINEMENT!

Volunteers needed!

Volunteers needed!

Insight Garden Program offers an innovative 48-week curriculum built around "connection to self, community and nature" for incarcerated people in nine prisons in California. Our program offers an experiential, mindfulness-based curriculum that explores meditation, permaculture, eco-literacy, vocational and re-entry skills through a trauma-informed curriculum. Insight Garden Program is programming on two yards at CSP Lancaster Prison. We seek volunteers who can commit to joining us for class at Lancaster at least once or twice a month on Fridays.

MORE INFO

Support Assembly Bill 972

AB 972 (Bonta), sponsored by long time LARRP partner, Californians for Safety and Justice (CSJ), passed its first hurdle last week, successfully coming out of the Assembly Public Safety Committee on a 5-3 vote.Next AB 972 goes to the Assembly Appropriations Committee.
Click here to view the #AB972 Press Conference Video
AB 972 builds on Prop 47, by creating a mechanism to pro-actively (with out each person petitioning) reclassify most Prop 47 criminal records, much like last year’s AB 1793 (Bonta) did for Prop 64 cannabis crimes.
If passed, AB 972 could change the records of over a million Californians, making it unnecessary for them to navigate the complex government and legal process to access relief.
The most influential voices are those of the people directly impacted so send your representative a message to vote yes because your voice matters.
Thank you for your continued efforts to making this a reality in the Los Angeles and California reentry community.

Clear Your Record

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LARRP's Free Legal Clinics 
The first Saturday of every month

Attorneys and paralegals from the Los Angeles Pulbl ic Defenders Office will be onsite providing FREE post-conviction relief. Reentry services offered:

  • Felony Reductions
  • Dismissals
  • Prop 47 and 64 Relief
  • Certificate of Rehabilitation
  • Referrals
  • Voter Registration
  • Employment Services

Next Clinic:  
August 3, 2019
10AM -1PM 
Amity Foundation
3750 S. Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90007

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

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.

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

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.