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LARRP Presents

Community-based Public Safety Workshops

LARRP is proud to partner with our long-standing community-based organization, The Amity Foundation, in presenting a 8-week 2-hour long workshop training on Community-based Public Safety (CBPS).

Our goal is to inform and train partner organizations on what CBPS (Community based Public Safety) is, how to apply it to their respective work, and how to customize a community safety strategy that addresses the needs of their constituents.

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LARRP Committee Meetings

General Meeting

March 21, 2024,
10:00 - 11:30 am

Community Safety

March 13, 2024,
1:00-2:00 pm

Employment:

April 17, 2024,
2:00pm-3:30pm

Housing:

March 21, 2024,
2:00pm - 3:00 pm

Education:

March 7, 2024,
3:30PM - 4:30 PM

Integrated Health:

April 1, 2024,
2:00 pm

NEW JOB OPENING AT LARRP!!!

Network Development Manager
We are seeking a dynamic and highly motivated individual to join our team as a Full-Time Network Development Manager. In this role, you will play a pivotal role in organizing and strategizing communication channels within our network. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of LARRP and reentry network dynamics, excellent communication skills, and the ability to facilitate collaboration among various committees.

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Cancel the Contact - Antelope Valley

Seeks a full time organizer to grow the CTC Coalition and coordinate the day to day work of the CTC Coalition and programs. This position requires exclusivity (cannot have other full time, part time, or contract positions). The position will serve as lead organizer and be responsible for growing the Coalition’s membership, coordinating programming, and supporting CTC’s communications and advocacy work. The Organizer will be expected to work in a fast-paced working environment where it is normal to be accessible “around the clock.”

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Center for Living and learning

Residential Aid

Under the leadership and supervision of the Project Manager of Interim Housing, the Residential Aid will ensure a safe and comfortable living environment by working with their project team to foster a safe and healthy community life for residents living in interim housing facilities.

Learn More and Apply

UNITE-LA Virtual Healthcare Career Fair RSVP Form

03/06/2024 2:00PM - 3:30PM

LOOKING FOR A CAREER IN HEALTH CARE? Join us for a virtual opportunity to meet with employers in the health care industry and learn about upcoming entry-level job and internship opportunities.  Employers include Cedar Sinai, Community Clinics Association of Los Angeles County, Providence, Common Spirit/Dignity Health, Northeast Valley Corporation, and AltaMed.

REGISTER

Signature Gathering Event for Ballot Measure to expand homeless services funding in LA county

Saturday, March 9 from 9am -1:30pm,
5849 Crocker Street in Downtown LA

To find out where and how to get involved, you can reference the website for the motion here.

Probation Oversight Commission Meeting Schedule

 

March 14, 2024

The Los Angeles Probation Oversight Commission is a body that advises the Probation Department and the Board of Supervisors on progress towards systemic reform. Therefore, we encourage you as a member of the public to pre-register to attend our
meetings by visiting our website.

Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted and can be accessed here.

 

Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline

Saturday, March 16, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Community Reentry Center: D.O.O.R.S
3965 S. Vermont Ave., 3rd floor, LA, CA 90037

Join the Office of Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell along with Los Angeles County departments, community stakeholders, and youth for a panel and community discussion on dismantling the school-to-prison-pipeline.

Register

Opportunities for success!

Are you justice-involved and between the ages of 18-24? Let us help you get back on track. The Growth Opportunity program is here to provide you with a pathway to a steady career!

For more information about this program, contact wdd-adult@coalitionrcd.org or call (213) 763-5951 or to APPLY

15+ Tips To Get A Job With A Criminal Record in 2024

To make your job search easier and more efficient, we’ve compiled a guide to help you navigate job-hunting with a criminal record, including:

  • 7 Job Search and Application Tips for Ex-Offenders
  • 7 Resume and Cover Letter Tips for Former Convicts
  • 3 Tips for Background Checks and Interviews
  • 11+ Industries That Hire Employees With Criminal Records

See the GUIDE 

JVS SoCal is offering FREE career trainings

Apartment Works, A Maintenance Technician Career
Beginning April 8th

Space is limited! Apply Now

JVS SoCal is offering FREE career trainings

Non-Clinical Healthcare Administration
begins April 8th

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LARRP has the most extensive listing of reentry and criminal justice related news articles and reports in California.

How does LA County’s new bail system work? And who gets released without having to pay?

Long Beach Post, by Jason Ruiz, Mar 2, 2024

These new so-called “Pre-Arraignment Release Protocols” (PARP) have been in place since October, and representatives from the court updated county agencies this week on the first few months of data, which they say is keeping people who are a risk of re-offending in custody while allowing lower-risk offenders to be released without bail.

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Judgment day for LA’s lightning rod politicians

Politico By Melanie Mason, Jeremy B. White, Dustin Gardiner And Lara Korte 03/01/2024

The Buzz — La La Land: (See what is making national news

  • KDL’s Redemption Tour
  • Law And Order
  • Ideological Tests

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Defenders of Justice Urges Votes for Non-Prosecutors for Los Angeles Judge Seats

By The Vanguard Staff, February 29, 2024

LOS ANGELES, CA – A group here continues to try to convince voters to elect non-prosecutors to the bench as March Primary Election winds down, noting 78 percent of judges now are former prosecutors.

A 2024 cohort of Defenders of Justice – public defenders claiming they are “seeking to create transformation within the LA Superior Court by ending the prosecutor-to-judge-pipeline” – said Angelenos will have their “final say regarding who they want to sit on the judicial bench for the next six years or more.”

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A Wave Of Departures Shakes Up LA’s Homeless Agency

The LAist, By Nick Gerda, Feb 28, 2024

Three top L.A. homelessness officials have left their jobs in recent weeks, LAist has learned. The exits at the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) include the executives who oversaw finance and data. Public announcements were not made about most of the changes.

The departures are prompting questions about why people are leaving and whether there’s now a leadership vacuum that affects oversight of homeless services, according to interviews with city and county officials.

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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?
Sacramento Legislation Updates

We are excited to share that LARRP co-sponsored legislation, Assembly Bill 1810 by Assemblymember Isaac Bryan, passed the Assembly Public Safety Committee hearing on February 27th. AB 1810 (Bryan) will enable easier access to menstrual products for those who are incarcerated and experience uterine or vaginal bleeding. Anyone who has been incarcerated or who knows somebody who has been incarcerated will no doubt have stories as to how terrible access to vital goods such as tampons or menstrual pads can be. Destigmatizing this process and providing greater levels of access to hygienic supplies will not only help restore dignity to our communities behind bars, but will also ensure safer conditions, especially for people who experience heavier bleeds due to medical circumstances.

Next AB 1810 (Bryan) will be heard in the always tough Assembly Appropriations Committee, and we're always looking for folks to come out and support, with testimony, letters, legislative visits and more. To support this bill, please reach out to Charles at Charles@lareentry.org as soon as possible. We need as many letters of support as we can get from our vital community organizations. See the AB 1810 (Bryan) fact sheet here, and a template support letter can be found here.

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 COMMITTEES

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.
Education Committee

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.
integrated Health Committee

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.
Housing Committee

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.

Deaths in LA County Jails

September 2, 2023

Letter from Troy Vaughn It is with a heavy heart that we reflect on the many Angelenos who have died in LA County jails already this year, most before they were convicted or sentenced for a crime. As Vera Institute’s Michelle Paris shared in her August 4th LAT Oped on this tragedy, “Most of the…

Juneteenth message from Troy Vaughn on Probation

June 1, 2023

As I sit in my study to write this month’s executive statement for the newsletter, my mind and heart is moved to speak about the probation reform that is still needed in our county. On June 16th we will celebrate Juneteenth in this nation, and that’s a good thing. I think about the fact that…

Interview with Maribel Marin, 211LA Executive Director

August 31, 2022

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…

When Is Time Done?

August 1, 2022

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…

LARRP L.E.A.D.E.R.S.

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.