Upcoming Events

04/24/2019

Employment Committee Meeting

9:ooAM – 11:00 AM
Location TBD

05/09/2019

LARRP General Meeting

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

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)

04/18/2019

Making Connections for Re-Entry Housing
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Special Service for Groups (SSG) Headquarters! 
We will lead a comprehensive discussion that will bring small and large housing providers together to:
  • Provide information about all available housing resources for the reentry population
  • Better understand and learn how small/grassroots reentry providers are finding creative and innovative housing solutions
  • Begin the process of figuring out how to enhance coordinate amongst small, medium and large reentry housing agencies
Reentry housing/homeless service providers are invited to attend and lunch will be provided.  For additional information contact Debbie Townsend at (323) 948-0444 ext. 147 or email at dtownsend@hopics.org
Register today and spread with your networks!

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.

Partner Events

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

California Death Penalty Suspended; 737 Inmates Get Stay of Execution
NYTimes, By Tim Arango
March 12, 2019

Read Article

Gavin Newsom’s death penalty moratorium could turn the abolitionist tide in California

By THE LA TIMES EDITORIAL BOARD
MAR 13, 2019

Read the Op-Ed

Ending the Punishment of Poverty: Supreme Court Rules Against High Fines & Civil Asset Forfeiture
Democracy Now, FEBRUARY 21, 2019
In a major victory for civil liberties advocates, the Supreme Court has unanimously ruled to limit the practice of civil asset forfeiture—a controversial practice where police seize property that belongs to people suspected of crimes, even if they are never convicted.
Is It a Jail? Is It a Hospital? Vote of County Supervisors Exposes Chronic Confusion and Corruption

Justice not Jails, Feb. 17, 2019
By Peter Laarman

Changing the name from “Consolidated Care Treatment Facility” to “Mental Health Treatment Center” actually accomplishes very little and raises more questions than it answers. Read more

Why California’s Default Mental Institutions Are Now Jails and Prisons

Justice Not Jails, Feb. 8, 2019 By Jocelyn Wiener
Read the article

In landmark move, L.A. County will replace Men’s Central Jail with mental health hospital for inmates

By MAYA LAU
LATimes, FEB 13, 2019

California must double-down on prison rehabilitation

CALMatters Guest Commentary | Feb. 24, 2019 | By Adnan Khan

The State Auditor recently issued an audit of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s in-prison rehabilitation programs with a conclusion that these programs did not reduce recidivism rates. Read more

Anti-recidivism efforts falling short, audit says
Report suggests state prisons aren’t meeting ambitious goals on inmate rehabilitation.
LA Times, Feb 16, 2019, By Jazmine Ulloa
SACRAMENTO — California set ambitious new goals in 2012 to help state inmates transition into society and infused the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation with more funding to fulfill the mandate. But a state audit released last month found corrections officials have failed to connect many prisoners with services, monitor rehabilitation programs and keep people away from incarceration.
Opponents of California Justice Reforms Prepare for Battle
The Crime Report
By TCR Staff | January 22, 2019
Placing juveniles in solitary confinement doesn't fix them. In fact, it makes them worse
USA Today, Jan. 11, 2019
Opinion contributors, Jessica Feierman and Jenny Lutz

Get Involved!

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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!

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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

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

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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.

LARRP's Free Legal Clinics Sponsored by Goodness
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:  
April 6th
10AM -1PM 
Amity Foundation
3750 S. Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90007

Root and Rebound

Free Fresno Second Chances Legal Clinic

Saturday, March 23rd
10 am - 3 pm
2014 Tulare Street, Fresno, CA 93721
This clinic is for any person with a criminal record!
Meet 1-on-1 FREE with a lawyer to learn about your legal rights with an arrest or conviction record! At the clinic, we will be providing record-cleaning services and legal information about navigating barriers because of your record related to employment, housing, public benefits, family & children, immigration, parole & probation, and more!

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