Upcoming Events

Integrated Health Committee Meeting

March 3, 2020
2:00 pm-4:00 pm
742 N. La Brea Ave.
Inglewood, CA 90302

Policy & Legal Committee

March 4th, 2020
11:00am - 12:30pm
LARRP Office
742 N. La Brea Ave.
Inglewood, CA 90302

REPAIR Expungement Fair

Saturday, March 7
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Amity Foundation
3750 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
    • Record reclassification with Proposition 47 and Proposition 64 and expungement services
      • Certificate of Rehabilitation Referrals
      • On-site voter registration and education
      • Employment services
      • Housing services
      • Live Scans (California DOJ Only)***
NOTE: 1) We only work with Los Angeles County cases at this event.  2) On time registration will be prioritized over walk-ins

LARRP General Meeting

March 12, 2020
9:30am-12:00pm
LARRP office
Agenda:
  • Andres Zuniga, LARRP -Voices from Impacted People
  • Troy Vaughn, LARRP - LARRP Executive Director's Report
  • Richard Cesar, WDACS - Jail based job center and Fair Chance Campaign
  • Nicole Jeong, Root & Rebound - Occupational Licensing: Barriers & Developments

Housing Committee Meeting

March 19, 2020
1:30 -3:00 pm
Hopics Broadway 5715 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90037

Partner Events

1st Annual Convening: The California System Involved Bar Association
March 7, 2020
9:00 AM – 4:15 PM
UCLA School of Law, Room 1347
385 Charles E Young Drive East
Los Angeles, CA 90095
The California System Involved Bar Association (CSIBA) will host its inaugural convening at UCLA School of Law. Focused on access to the legal profession for formerly incarcerated and system involved individuals.
National Prison Summit Stakeholders Luncheon and Press Announcement
Hosted by Crossroads United Methodist Church
March 9th, 2020 
11:00am - 1:00 pm
Dollarhide Community Center
301 N. Tamarind Ave, Compton, CA.

March 10, 2020
11:00 am
The ATI (Alternatives to Incarceration) Final Report
will be presented to the Board at The Hall of Administration (500 W. Temple, LA CA 90012). We hope that you can join us for this historic day!

LATTC 2nd Annual National Reentry Week Symposium

April 24th - April 30th, 2020
  • Day 1: Friday April 24th, 2020 - Prop 47 Clinic For Students & Community Members
  • Day 2: Monday April 27th - Voices Of Our Women
  • Day 3: Tuesday April 28th - Voices Of Our Scholars: Universities of California/Cal States/Community Colleges.
  • Day 4: Wednesday April 29th - Voices Of Our Paths To Greatness
  • Day 5: Thursday April 30th - Voices In Employment
Los Angeles Trade Technical College
400 West Washington Boulevard
Bldg E5 Room E5-101
Los Angeles, CA 90015

“A Generation of LA Leaders.”

March 5th, 2020
6:00 p.m.
UCLA Decafe Perloff Hall
365 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095
UCLA's Lewis Center’s 30-year celebration! For the last 30 years, the center has tackled the leading social, economic, industrial, housing, environmental, architectural and transportation policies that impact the greater Los Angeles region.
Register

Get Involved!

County government

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

Poetic Justice

A new Series by LARRP Executive Director, Troy Vaugn!

While many know Troy Vaughn as the Executive Director of LARRP, the CEO of CCM Reentry Homes, or as Pastor of Inglewood Community Church, Troy is also an artist. LARRP is excited to feature Troy's "Poetic Justice Series" on our blog space from time to time.

Opportunities

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.

News

For an archive of reentry and criminal justice related news, please see our News Archive which goes back years!

Florida loses appeals court ruling on felon voting law
Politico, By Gary Fineout
02/19/2020
A legal and political battle over voting rights in Florida reached another milestone on Wednesday when a federal appeals court ruled that a law limiting the voting rights of people with felony convictions was unconstitutional.

L.A. County Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey announces dismissal of 66,000 marijuana convictions

LA Times, FEB. 13, 2020
By Alene Tchekmedyian, Leila Miller
Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey on Thursday announced that she had secured the dismissal of 66,000 marijuana convictions in Los Angeles County, marking a major step in a growing national effort to undo the harsh effects of a decades-long drug war.
Debating Measure R:
Expanding Civilian Oversight Of LA Sheriff’s Department
KPCC AirTalk
February 13, 2020
On March 3, Los Angeles County will vote on Measure R, which would give the L.A. Sheriff Department’s civilian oversight board increased subpoena power. It would also require the county to research and publish a plan that uses mental health treatment to lower the jail population.
Homeless In Southern California
LA County program aims to keep homeless, mentally ill from returning to jails
ABC News, By Jovana Lara, February 12, 2020

Sen. Harris Invites Elder Joe Paul to President’s State of the Union Address

The Los Angeles Sentinel
February 3, 2020, By Cora Jackson-Fossett

“Very excited” was the response of Elder Joseph Paul, Jr., upon learning that U.S. Senator Kamala Harris invited him to be her guest at President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday, Feb. 4.

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Mass Incarceration, Then and Now
The New Yorker Radio Hour
January 17, 2020, By David Remnick
What Would a World Without Prisons Be Like?
The New Yorker Radio Hour
January 24, 2020, By David Remnick
LAPD making almost half as many arrests as a decade ago
Decline in bookings far outpaces drop in crime
Crosstown
January 16, 2020, By Ethan Ward
COLDPLAY Performs a Sold Out LA Concert Run at The Palladium – Supporting Local Prison Reform Efforts:
RESPECT Magazine
January 24, 2020 by Ayana Rashed
2019 was the year L.A. County finally said ‘no’ to new jails

LA Times, By The Times Editorial Board, Dec. 26, 2019

Jails are crowded with mentally ill people because states including California closed mental hospitals over several decades beginning in the 1960s without building out the system of community-based mental-health care they had promised. Jail populations are disproportionately black and Latino, in part because of a criminal justice system laced with overly punitive policies that prey on poverty and sentences that punish multiple generations. Building new jails — even ostensibly more humane ones — may sometimes be unavoidable, but it consumes resources that could otherwise be used for correcting the problems and improving lives.
This year — 2019 — was the year that the Board of Supervisors got the message.
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The Hidden Cost of Incarceration
Prison costs taxpayers $80 billion a year. It costs some families everything they have.
The Marshall Project By Nicole Lewis and Beatrix Lockwood
U.S. Supreme Court leaves in place ruling barring prosecution of homeless
Reuters, by Dec. 16, 2019, Andrew Chung
From Marijuana To The Death Penalty, States Led The Way In 2019

The Appeal by Daniel Nichanian
Dec 20, 2019

A retrospective on the year that was on criminal justice reform. Seven maps. 16 issues. 50 states.
California Is Letting Thousands of Prisoners Out Early. Its Housing Crisis Is Keeping Them From Starting Over.
Mother Jones, December 2019
By Marisa Endicott
Many people end up in 12-step programs even if they don’t have addiction issues, or in other facilities that resemble the prisons they just left.
Read the article
Ventura Training Center Provides Parolees Path in Firefighting

Spectrum News 1, By Tanya McRae Camarillo,Dec. 26, 2019