PRT MEETING
Wednesday April 17th
2:00 - 5:00pm

San Fernando Valley
Arts and Cultural Center

18312 W. Oxnard St. Tarzana, CA 91356

This meeting will focus on the final discussion of recommendations of powers and design of the Probation Oversight Commission; with a focus on ‘Grievances/Complaints and Budget Monitoring/Compliance’.

*Additional meeting materials will be shared via email and online prior to the meeting.

**Please RSVP to the PRIT Public Information Officer Robert Battles at: rbattles@prt.lacounty.gov by noon on Tuesday April 16th

Parking: First come, first serve parking lot located in the back of the venue

Upcoming Events

LAARP General Meeting 05/09/2019

LARRP’s March General Meeting was rocking and packed!

Read the recap HERE

And be sure to attend our next General meeting!

Next Meeting will be: 05/09/2019
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Amity Foundation
3750 S. Grand Ave, LA

04/18/2019

Making Connections for Re-Entry Housing

04/18/2019
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Special Service for Groups (SSG) Headquarters!
We will lead a comprehensive discussion that will bring small and large housing providers together to:
  • Provide information about all available housing resources for the reentry population
  • Better understand and learn how small/grassroots reentry providers are finding creative and innovative housing solutions
  • Begin the process of figuring out how to enhance coordinate amongst small, medium and large reentry housing agencies
Reentry housing/homeless service providers are invited to attend and lunch will be provided. For additional information contact Debbie Townsend at (323) 948-0444 ext. 147 or email at dtownsend@hopics.org

04/24/2019

Employment Committee Meeting

NEW LOCATION
9am-11am
South LA Parole office
2444 S. Alameda, LA 90058
We will be meeting on the 2nd floor

 

4/25/2019

The Los Angeles Regional Reentry Partnership presents

Community Reinvestment Grant Workshop

with The LARRP Policy
Training Institute
2-4 PM I April, 25th
LARRP OFFICE
742 N. La Brea Ave., Inglewood CA, 90302
The workshop will consist of a robust presentation and Q&A session on the application requirements: eligibility criteria, timelines, evaluation process with scoring. The LARRP Prop 64 CRG workshop is open to LARRP members at no cost and $25.oo for non-LARRP members. Light refreshments will be provided.

05/09/2019

LARRP General Meeting

9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Amity Foundation
3750 S. Grand Ave, LA

05/16/2019

Housing Committee Meeting

1:30pm-3:00pm
HOPICS
5715 S. Broadway, LA 90037

The LARRP Housing Committee Meetings are recurring on Every Other 3rd Thursday  (Odd numbered months)

May 30, 2019

SAVE THE DATE
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Quiet Cannon
901 Via San Clemente, Montebello, CA 90640

LOS ANGELES COUNTY PROBATION DEPARTMENT PRESENTS:
A Symposium on Redefining Reentry
DEVELOPING AN INNOVATIVE REENTRY VISION FOR LOS ANGELES COUNTY

The Symposium will bring together hundreds of individuals representing government, community organizations, persons with lived-experience and interested members of the public to explore and discuss the need for improved support for formerly incarcerated adults in Los Angeles County.

Partner Events

04/18/2019
CAREER EXPO


12:00PM - 3:00PM
Peace Chapel
7622 s. Avalon Blvd. LA, 90003

(Download Flyer)

04/16/2019
05/20/2019
06/04/2019
Healing Through Writing
With New York Times Best Selling Authors
Susan Burton - 4/16 - Executive Director of A New Way of Life
Shaka Senghor - 5/20 - Executive Director of Anti-Recidivism Coalition
Father Gregory Boyle - 6/4 - Founder of Homeboy Industries
Central Library, 
Los Angeles Public Library 
Meeting Room A 
630 W. Fifth St., LA 
National Reentry Week: April 21-27, 2019LATTC PIIE REENTRY PATHWAY & MAYOR’S OFFICE OF REENTRY Present
REENTRY SYMPOSIUM
Los Angeles Trade Technical College
400 WEST WASHINGTON BLVD., LOS ANGELES, CA 90015  WWW.LATTC.EDU
  • VOICES OF OUR STUDENTS Mon. April 22, 2019
  • VOICES OF THE COMMUNITY PARTNERS Wed. April 24 2019
  • PUTTING VOICES TO ACTION Thu. April 25 2019
  • PROP 47 EXPUNGEMENT CLINIC Fri. April 26 2019 10:00am - 2:00pm ASO, Room, C-105 Aspen Hall, Room TE-101 - 9:00am – 12:00pm
SAVE THE DATE
Gang Prevention & Intervention Conference
Mon, May 13, 2019, 9:00 AM – Tue, May 14, 2019, 4:30 PM
Hilton Long Beach 701 West Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90831

Breaking News

Prosecutors move to clear 54,000 marijuana convictions in California

LAtimes, By ALENE TCHEKMEDYIAN
APR 01, 2019

Read the Article

News

California Death Penalty Suspended; 737 Inmates Get Stay of Execution
NYTimes, By Tim Arango
March 12, 2019

Read Article

New Fact Sheet: Urban Crime Declines During California's Justice Reform Era (2010-2018)
Mike Males
SAN FRANCISCO – April 3, 2019 – A new fact sheet from the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice finds that, during a period of large-scale criminal justice reform including Proposition 47 and Public Safety Realignment, California’s urban crime rates have declined.
What Our Community Can Learn From Portugal’s Experience Decriminalizing Drugs
LA Watts Times
Susan Burton. Thursday, 21 March 2019
The next step for justice reform: Ending the ban on federal Pell Grants for eligible students behind bars
The Hill, 03/20/19
BY HEATHER RICE-MINUS AND SHAPRI D. LOMAGLIO, OPINION CONTRIBUTORS

Get Involved!

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.
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County government

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

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

Stories Wanted!

Testif-i, a storytelling project of A New Way of Life, is seeking the stories of formerly incarcerated women, as well as the children of formerly/currently incarcerated women, to help channel energy into the movement to end mass incarceration. We are soliciting stories from San Francisco Bay Area residents who have been impacted by experiences with one or more of the following: child/family reunification, taking a plea bargain, or significant barriers to reentry

Clear Your Record

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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.

Root & Rebound is hosting two Free Reentry Legal Clinics
for people with criminal records in Los Angeles

Friday, April 26, 2019
10 AM-3PM
LA Mission College
Campus Center Building
13356 Eldridge Avenue
Sylmar, CA 91342
RSVP or call (510) 279-4662
Saturday, April 27, 2019
10 AM-3PM
Anti-Recidivism Coalition
787 South Alameda, Building M2, Suite 260,
Los Angeles, CA 90021
Parking
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:  
May 4th
10AM -1PM 
Amity Foundation
3750 S. Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90007

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