Upcoming Events

10/25/2018

"Annual Reentry Workforce Training for Workforce Professionals"

Thu, October 25, 2018
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT
Vernon-Central WorkSource Center at LA Trade Tech College (LATTC)
400 W Washington Blvd, Tom Bradley Center for Student Life BuildingLos Angeles, CA 90015

LARRP Employment Committee is proud to present it's "Annual Reentry Workforce Training for Workforce Professionals"

Root and Rebound will present on the LA City Fair Chance Initiative, CA's Ban the Box and understanding criminal background checks.

The second half of the program will consist of a panel of reentry employment experts from

  • Chrysalis, Center for Living and Learning,
  • Rio Hondo America’s Job Center of California
  • Friends Outside, Los Angeles.

The panel will provide best practices for applicants, job developers and for speaking with employers. It's not enough to know the laws. Come join us and join the conversation on how to best assist those with convictions to gain employment!

11/08/2018

Save the Date!

LARRP General Meeting
9:30 AM to 12:00 PM at the Amity Foundation

11/15/2018

Save the Date!

Housing Committee
1:30 to 3:00 PM @ HOPICS

10/21/2018

#TimeDone Concert & Clean Slate Clinic Event at The Greek Theatre

On October 21st, something transformative will happen at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. Six thousand people will gather with mainstream singers, local visual artists, poets, and labor leaders for Californians for Safety and Justice's Time Done concert, headlined by Grammy Award-winning artist T.I.

LARRP is coordinating the record changing Clean Slate portion of the event. If you have past criminal convictions of any kind and you want to find out if you can remove it or you need help getting them removed, reduced, or expunged then register for our free expungement clinic taking place at the Greek Theater before the concert and you will automatically get free entrance into the concert.

This concert will shine a light on the lifetime of legal obstacles that Californians living with criminal convictions face after they have completed their sentence and paid their debts to society. We aim to galvanize thousands of Californians to action to reduce these barriers and build a road to redemption.

With limited space, attorneys and paralegals from the Los Angeles County Public Defenders Office will be onsite providing free post-conviction relief to first 50 secured registrants.
*To be noted that we are only taking LA County cases.

Community Events

PRIT Community Dialog Sessions October 17th & 25th

The county needs people to engage in a deep dialogue engage in deep dialogue with members of the PRIT regarding concrete ideas to increase transparency and accountability in the design of the new Probation Oversight Commission (POC).

The next two PRIT Community Dialogue Sessions will place on:
October 17th: Mission and Organizational Structure of the Probation Department
October 25th: Powers of the Probation Oversight Commission and Criteria for Staff and Commissioners
Both Community Dialogues are scheduled from 2:00-4:30pm at the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, 500 W. Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

News Flash

REPORT: Probation and Parole Systems Marked by High Stakes, Missed Opportunities

As part of a collaborative effort to improve the nation's community corrections system, The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Laura and John Arnold Foundation analyzed the leading research and identified the most pressing problems and some promising solutions. The available data leave many questions unanswered, but this review reveals key insights and challenges many assumptions about supervision

Read the Report

REPORT - Getting to Zero: A 50 State Study of Strategies to Remove Youth from Adult Jails

The report by The Jail Removal Project at UCLA School of Law, aims to reassess the way youth are incarcerated in America by providing the first-ever analysis of three nationwide data sets: Census of Jails and Annual Survey of Jails, both conducted by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's Census of Juvenile Residential Placements.

The report also summarizes the major legal developments applicable to youth housed in adult jails and provides specific examples from jurisdictions across the country that have made substantial progress toward removing youth from adult jails. Read the Report

REPORT - Decarceration Stratgies: How 5 states achieved substantial prison population reductions

This report by The Sentencing Project, seeks to inform stakeholders in other states of the range of policy options available to them forsignificantly reducing their prison population. While weprovide some assessment of the political environment which contributed to these changes, we do not go into great detail in this area since stakeholders will need to make their own determinations of strategy based on the particularities of their state. Read the Report

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FREE THE VOTE!

Volunteers needed before October 22 (last day to register!)

Speak Up Application for 2018

LA County’s Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS) is proud to announce the launch of the CORE Internship Program, which has been designed specifically to support youth who have a history of criminal justice involvement. We are seeking both interns and mentors

County government

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

Legislative Update

2017-18 Legislation is now over, Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

List of bills Governor Jerry Brown has signed into legislation! .

The Jails Project's Unlock the Vote (UTV) along with LARRP and other community partners are embarking on a campaign to reduce barriers to registration and voting for justice-involved and justice-impacted folks in Los Angeles County as well as Orange County. 

A June mandatory training is required to be able to go inside the facilities. Click on the link below to view the training times and reserve your place.

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.

Just Leadership USA Leading with Conviction 2019 Applications Now Open

Leading with Conviction is an advanced leadership training for returned citizens, mid-senior level leaders with a specific and proven track record in advocacy and community organizing.

LARRP Signs Onto Important Jail Diversion Motion

On August 14, the Board of Supervisors passed a motion by Supervisors Ridley-Thomas and Barger directing the Department of Health Services (DHS) to work with appropriate partners to conduct a study of the existing County jail population to identify who would likely be eligible for diversion and reentry programs based on their clinical conditions and current criminal charges. The study must be rigorous and scientific and is intended to help guide the County’s strategy for creating and scaling community-based diversion and reentry programs for those with serious clinical conditions. It is LARRP's hope that this study will provide key insights that could reduce the need for building multiple new jails, and even recommend an alternative to LA County Jail continuing to serve as the largest mental health institution in the country.

LARRP was happy to co-sign on to a letter of support organized by the ACLU of SoCal, signed by over 20 justice organizations. The letter contains critical legal analysis and history

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!

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.

NDICA
Diversity and Inclusion Social Equity Expo

October 27, 2018
10am-4pm
LA Tech Trade College
400 W Washington Blvd, Sage Hall, LA, 90015

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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