Upcoming Events

LARRP General Meeting 05/09/2019

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

LARRP's next General Meeting will be addressing some of the most current issues surrounding the reentry population!

  • LARRP Life Experiences
  • LARRP Executive Directors's Report
  • LARRP 2019 State Legislation Priorities Overview
  • Alternatives to Incarceration Workgroup Overview
  • Unity Conference: future Federal Legislation

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.

June 27, 2019 

Employment Committee Meeting
9am-11am
Goodwill Industries/North East Worksource
342 N. San Fernando Rd
LA, CA 90031
Catherine Lozano from Shields for Families and Jose Osuna from The Meaning Foundation will give a special presentation on their services and best practices in reentry employment services including employer engagement.
Please join us for this special presentation and conversation on "lessons learned". We will have short committee meeting after the presentation.
Plenty of free parking in the lot directly across the street!

Partner Events

MAY 14, 2019
10am-3pm

Anchor of Hope International Ministries 

RE-ENTRY CONFERENCE

City of Refuge
14527 San Pedro St., Gardena, CA, 90248
Contact 310-516-1433 or 323-509-4897
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 
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

News

OVERCORRECTION
California Tried to Fix Its Prisons. Now County Jails Are More Deadly.

ProPublica April 24,

by Jason Pohl, The Sacramento Bee, and Ryan Gabrielson, ProPublica

In a 48-hour stretch during January 2018, three men were booked into the Fresno County Jail. One was beaten into a coma. Two died soon afterward. Their cases kicked off a nightmarish year in a local jail where problems trace back to California’s sweeping 2011 prison downsizing and criminal justice reforms.
L.A. County can safely release and treat thousands of mentally ill inmates. So do it
By The Times Editorial Board, Apr 22, 2019

21 more studies showing racial disparities in the criminal justice system
The Washington Post, April 9
By Radley Balko, Opinion writer

Read More

Is Prison
Necessary? 
Ruth Wilson Gilmore Might Change Your Mind
NYTimes Feature, April 17, 2019
By Rachel Kushner
In three decades of advocating for prison abolition, the activist and scholar has helped transform how people think about criminal justice.
An Ex-Prisoner of America’s Drug War Speaks Out: It’s Not Over Yet
The Crime Report | April 17, 2019
By Anthony Papa
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.

Get Involved!

Cannabis Social Equity in Los Angeles is in Crisis!

The City of LA has yet to fund the program.
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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

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:  
June First
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.