Upcoming Events

January 23, 2019

LARRP Employment Committee meeting
9:30 AM - 11:00 PM
The Amity Foundation
3750 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90007

Partner Events

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Help Improve L.A. County's Voting Process

Saturday, January 12, 2019
10:00 a.m. - noon
Stern Grand Hall135 N. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012
(2nd floor of The Music Center's Dorothy Chandler Pavilion)

In 2020, L.A. County is transitioning from polling places to vote centers. Be a part of the process to help decide when, how and where people will vote in our region. Voting is about to get easier, AND you can help ensure the changes will work for all. On Saturday, January 12, join The Music Center and Arts for LA to learn more about forthcoming changes and share your feedback to improve the election process

DEADLINE to Register IS MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2019

Wednesday January 9, 2019

Civic Life for All Angelenos: Spotlighting the Immigrant and Formerly Incarcerated Experience

Tom Bradley Tower (27th Floor) at City Hall
200 N Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
As you may know, the Neighborhood Council system is the largest civic engagement system in the nation and we are unique in the fact that Angelenos can vote and run for office regardless of their immigration status, or whether or not they are formerly incarcerated.

Equally important, the 2019 Neighborhood Council Elections are underway and candidate filing has recently begun. We are committed to encouraging a wide and diverse range of candidates to file and apply their unique lens to decision making in their communities.

Wednesday January 9, 2019

LA County Probation Reform and Implementation Team Meeting

2:00pm - 5:00pm
Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration (HOA) Room 374A

500 W. Temple Street, Los Angeles CA, 90012
This meeting is a focused dialogue about the Structured Decision Making Process and the Impact on LA County Probationers and the Department. It will explore the philosophy behind the tools and mechanisms that are used.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

3-4pm EST
Just Leadership USA event

#WORKINGfuture campaign's Bill of Rights for Criminalized Workers
Webinar #1: The Right to Human Dignity and People-First Language

Thursday January 17, 2019

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM PST
4th Homeless Service Professionals Job Fair of Los Angeles

L.A. Southwest College (Fitness & Wellness Center)
1600 West Imperial Highway, LA, CA 90047

There will be 30+ employers in attendance, who are looking to fill hundreds of positions in the homeless services field throughout the greater L.A. area — everything from case managers and outreach workers to housing navigators, supervisors and executives.

Friday, January 25th

10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
YOUTH REINVESTMENT FUND TOWN HALL
Wallis Annenberg Building 700 State Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90007
The Youth Reinvestment Fund is a $37.3M fund to help our vulnerable youth populations by using trauma-informed, community and health-based interventions, instead of arrest and incarceration.

News Flash

Plan to create an L.A. County womens' jail in Lancaster faces serious opposition

LA TIMES By MAYA LAU JAN 08, 2019
A controversial women’s jail project that has been in development for years is now facing serious opposition from key stakeholders who are demanding more therapeutic alternatives for women in Los Angeles County’s criminal justice system. Read the article

Read the editorial
L.A. County needs to seriously rethink the Mira Loma women's jail

By THE TIMES EDITORIAL BOARD
JAN 02, 2019
The criminal justice system was built for men — men’s bodies, men’s psyches, men’s problems. But the fastest-growing contingent of jail and prison inmates is women. They are housed in institutions not built with them in mind and are guarded by officers untrained to meet their needs and challenges. Read the editorial

Congress and President Trump Consider Bi-Partisan Criminal Justice Reform Legislation, The First Step Act,

Here's what it does: (From the Marshall Project)

Prop. 47 spared offenders from prison, but they may find county jail harsher

San Francisco Chronicle Nov. 23, 2018, By Kerry Rudd

Read the article

Measure H Helped 10,000 Homeless People Into Permanent Housing, Officials Say

By NBC Channel 4, City News Service

A half-cent sales tax passed by Los Angeles County voters nearly two years ago to fund homeless programs has been a significant success...
Read More

Why Is Karl Taylor Dead?
Our prisons are our mental wards. One fatal case in New York shows where that can lead.

The Marshall Project, By TOM ROBBINS, November 27, 2018

Read the article

Immigrants facing deportation, drug offenders and a former state lawmaker receive pardons from Gov. Jerry Brown

LA Times
by John Myers and Jazmine Ulloa, Nov 21, 2018

Read the article

Unlocking the Black Box of Prosecution

Vera Institute of Justice
Because prosecutors’ work occurs outside of the public eye, prosecution is often called the “black box” of America’s criminal justice system. In order to help unlock this black box, the Vera Institute of Justice created this guide: a tool for interested community members and prosecutors to better understand what prosecutors can do to advance equal justice. Read More

The Scanner: Alameda County to drop criminal justice fees; the problem with pot DUIs

Read the article

Get Involved!

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Postponed to January 22nd!
Board of Supervisors to discuss Jail Construction Contracts for Mira Loma (women’s jail) and CCTF jail at
Jan 22 2019 Meeting

Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration 500 W. Temple Street, Hearing room

In their first meeting of the year, the BOS will hear updates on efforts to build two new jails in LA County. At a time when major reforms are reducing the need for jail beds, LA County continues their plans to spend over $3.5 billion on these projects. Please come out and let your voice be heard.

Please plan to be there from at least 10am-1pm, and bring snacks! Parking is expensive, so take public transportation or ride shares.

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Volunteer for the Homeless Count

Every year, we conduct a census of the homeless population through the Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count. The Count helps us better understand homelessness in our region and direct resources where they’re needed most. We need at least 8,000 volunteers to canvas more than 80 cities and 200 communities across LA County.

You can now register for the Count, which will take place January 22-24:

  • Tuesday, January 22: San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita Valley, & San Gabriel Valley
  • Wednesday, January 23: South Bay/Harbor Cities & East and West Los Angeles County
  • Thursday, January 24: Antelope Valley, Metro Los Angeles, & South Los Angeles County

County government

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

Whole Person Care is a Medi-Cal 2020 waiver-funded program and an exciting five-year initiative that will provide comprehensive and coordinated services to the sickest, most vulnerable LA County Medi-Cal beneficiaries. Eleven innovative programs will bring together health and social service delivery entities across the County to deliver seamless, coordinated services to individuals who are homeless, justice-involved, or have serious mental illness or severe and/or persistent substance use disorder or medical issues.

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

LA County will automatically clear up to 100,000 Prop 64 criminal records! Service may be extended to some Prop 47 cases. And no one left in LA County jail on a Prop 64 conviction!

SB 439 Becomes Law, Ending the Prosecution of Children Under 12

Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice
Maureen Washburn
Published: October 23, 2018

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Governor Brown signs landmark legislation to remove barriers to licensing and decrease recidivism

The bill ensures that close to 40 licensing boards governed under the Department of Consumer Affairs cannot deny people otherwise trained and qualified for licenses due to irrelevant and dismissed convictions.

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.

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

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

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