Fight voter suppression in California
California's Constitution denies nearly 50,000 people the right to vote simply because they're on parole.
Tell your state assembly member to vote YES on ACA 6!
End Mass Incarceration, Keep Ca Families Together   - Pass SB 136
SB 136, will eliminate a one-year sentencing enhancement that adds additional years to the sentences of people with prior felony convictions – even though they’ve already served their time. Email your state assembly member now and ask them to vote YES on SB 136.

Upcoming Events

August 29, 2019

Next LARRP Employment Committee
from 9am-11am. 

Presenting a discussion on:
  • Which industries are welcoming to those with convictions
  • Which industries are more difficult to access and navigation tips for accessing
  • Common misconceptions on hiring practices
Please bring your expertise and questions! We welcome open participation after a panel.
Goodwill Worksource
342 N San Fernando Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90031
Free parking directly across the street. Please do not park in the Goodwill store parking lot

August 29, 2019

Please Join Us for this LARRP Sponsored Event:
Forum on Medications for Addiction Treatment and Homelessness
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tom Bradley Tower, LA City Hall
200 N. Spring St. LA, 90012
RSVP only
meestrada@tarzanatc.org or 818-654-3950 x3135

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

August 23rd, 2019
8 AM – 1 PM
Goodwill Community Room
3150 N. San Fernando Road, LA, CA 90065

Shifting the Paradigm: The Case for Decriminalization

Join us for a crucial conversation about changing the way we approach substance use. 
 

AUGUST 31, 2019
4:00-7:00 PM
OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY

Community Gathering
Bring a blanket and picnic and help us build our community of healing
Clover Park, 2600 Ocean Park Blvd Santa Monica, CA
Monday, September 9
at 10:00am
Grand Park in Downtown Los Angeles.
Please join us at the press conference for the official launch of the
Los Angeles County Fair Chance Pledge and Business Engagement Campaign!
Justice on Trail Film Festival
Loyola Marymount University

News

Los Angeles County Votes To Stop Construction Of New Jail-Like Facility, Adding Momentum To National Abolition Movement
The Intercept
by Francisco Aviles Pino, August 22 2019
....On August 13, the movement had a pivotal victory. Following months of teach-ins, public forums, and office visits by JusticeLA, the Board of Supervisors voted to halt a $2.2 billion contract to build a gargantuan, jail-like mental health facility. Instead, the board will investigate how the county could invest in treatment programs and alternatives to incarceration.
The win is notable in part because it was driven not by reform politics but by an explicit call for prison abolition.
Executives Transforming Probation and Parole Initiative
The Chronicle of Social Change
August 19,  Jeremy Loudenback
Today in San Francisco, more than 50 current and former probation and parole chiefs have signed on to a new initiative designed to reduce the number of adults who are under supervision in the country’s local probation and parole systems.
Restoring Pell Grants To Prisoners Benefits Us All

Detroit Free Press
August 16, 2019, Greg Handel and Margaret diZerega

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Restoring Pell Grants To Prisoners Benefits Us All

Detroit Free Press
August 16, 2019, Greg Handel and Margaret diZerega

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L.A. County Will Explore Possibility of Separating Youth from Probation
The Chronicle of Social Change
August 14, 2019 by Jeremy Loudenback
Gov. Newsom grants pardon to Susan Burton, who assists women returning to society after prison
LA Times, By MAURA DOLAN, AUG. 7, 2019

Get Involved!

County government

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

Leading with Conviction (LwC) is an advanced leadership training for formerly incarcerated, mid-senior level leaders with a specific and proven track record in advocacy and community organizing.
LwC is a cohort based, 12-month opportunity for leaders from around the country. LwC takes place both in-person through four in-person forums, and remotely through six webinars, executive coaching, peer coaching, and regular communication.
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Calls for Limiting Collateral Consequences for People With Criminal Records
The report finds that many collateral consequences are unrelated either to the underlying crime or to a public safety purpose. In these circumstances, the imposition of collateral consequences “negatively affects public safety and the public good.”
Community Coalition's Youth Organizing Fellowship
Based in South Los Angeles, California, the 8-week Youth Organizing Fellowship will start on September 16th and culminate on November 8th. The program will consist of political education, organizing training, and field practice through base-building efforts at South LA high school campuses.
Due Wednesday, August 21st

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:  
September 7, 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

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.