Upcoming Events

09/19/2018

Ad-Hoc Voter Engagement Committee meeting

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
at the Amity Foundation

We have much to discuss as we are making huge plans for Voter Registration Day on September 25th!

LARRP Steering Committee members Lynne Lyman and Esther Lim have been working with our County partners on a campaign to get our reentry population educated about their right to register and to vote, as well as continuing the voter education and registration work in the LA jails.

 

09/20/2018

Overcoming Barriers to Housing Registered Sex Offenders
12:30 PM to 3:30PM
SSG Headquarters
905 E. 8th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Purose: To bring stakeholders together to provide education and brainstorm about how to better coordinate housing services for registered sex offenders.

Housing and reentry service providers and law enforcement agencies are invited to attend.

Contact: Debbie Townsend at 323.948.0444 x. 147 or dtownsend@hopics.org

10/25/2018

Save the Date!
Reentry Employment Workshop

For Those Working or Wishing to Work in Reentry Employment
at the LA Trade Tech WorkSource Center
It will be a morning program but time and cost TBD

Topics covered will include: LA Fair Chance Initiative, Ban the Box and Background Checks presented by Root and Rebound with a special expert panel on best practices for applicants, job developers and speaking with employers.
More info coming soon!

Community Events

09/11/2018

OC's 4th Annual Reentry Resource Fair

11am-1:30pm
Honda Center in Anaheim

Vendors include employers, sober living, education, legal, health and more! Attendees also will be entered in an opportunity drawing.

09/15/2018

Los Angeles Sheriff's Candidates Forum

LA Voters, we have a sheriff runoff! In June, we went to the polls and voted for many electeds, including the LA Sheriff.

We have two candidates who are racing to become the next Sheriff, incumbent Jim McDonnell and candidate Alex Villanueva.
LA voters, it is up to YOU to decide who YOU think is the right Sheriff for Los Angeles County

09/29/2018 - 09/30/2018

2018 Justice on Trial Film Festival

The Justice on Trial Film Festival speaks to the challenges of people caught up in the judicial system. They know only too well the pain and injustice-the jail house beatings, the solitary confinement, the stop-and-frisk humiliations, the selective prosecutions with bad plea bargains, and the unreasonably long sentences that they suffer.

They are painfully familiar with the school-to-prison pipeline that puts so many young people, particularly those of color, at risk. But their voices are often unheard beyond their own communities. The film festival creates an opportunity to project their voices to a world deafened by the negative images and stereotypes presented by the media.

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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

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!

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

Everyday People Expungement Fair

Saturday, September 8th 
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Holy Trinity AME Church
200 E. 68th Street, Long Beach, CA 90805

What to bring:
• Proof of Identification (Drivers License, Photo ID, Etc.)
• Rap Sheet (Not required)

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 it removed, reduced, or expunged then register for this free expungement clinic.

Attorneys and paralegals from the Los Angeles County Public Defenders Office will be onsite providing free post-conviction relief. This event will be in place of our regularly scheduled monthly record changing clinic.
In addition, The following services will be available:

* Record reclassification with Proposition 47, Proposition 64 and expungement services
* Certificate of Rehabilitation referrals
* On-site voter registration and education
* Employment and housing services

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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