Upcoming Events

LARRP Committee Meetings

Integrated Health:

August 2, 2021
1:00 pm

August General Meeting

August 19, 2021
10:00 AM

Education Committee:

August 19, 2021
4:00PM- 5:30 PM

Employment Committee

Wednesday, September 15, 2021
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Housing Committee:

Thursday, September 16, 2021
1:30 PM-2:30 PM

LARRP Housing Committee Meetings are recurring on Every Other 3rd Thursday (Odd numbered months) from 1:30pm-2:30pm

Partner Events

Youth Justice Transition Advisory Group – Launch Meeting

Thurs., July 29, 12:30-2:30 p.m

Many changes are being planned for youth justice and development programs. Whether effective implementation follows depends on continued monitoring, political support, and input.

Agenda
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Are Restorative Justice Reforms Really Driving Up Crime Stats?

Thursday, 29 July, at 3 p.m.

Bail reform, sentencing reform, redirecting police funds to community-building projects—the restorative justice advances that are so much in the news—are being blamed for recent spikes in violent crime.

The ACLU-led District Attorney Accountability Coalition is organizing a panel session or webinar to look into the truth or falsity of that position.

Help us shape that event—and maybe make it part of an ongoing campaign.

To kick it off, we’re going to have a zoom call next Thursday, 29 July, at 3 p.m.

Let us know if you’d like to participate. We're looking for partnering organizations, as well as individuals.

CCJBH Full Council Meeting

Friday, July 30, 2021
2:00 PM – 4:30 PM

The CCJBH July 2021 Full Council Meeting will focus on federal and State efforts that address housing and homelessness, particularly with regard to how these efforts will benefit those with behavioral health conditions who are involved in the justice system. Executives from the California Department of Housing and Community Development, Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council, California Department of Social Services, and the Department of Health Care Services will participate in a panel presentation, engaging in dialogue with, and answering questions from, CCJBH Councilmembers and meeting participants.

This meeting is open to the public, and the agenda will be posted by July 21, 2021. The Zoom registration link is now available:

Registration Link

Measure J Re-Imagine LA Advisory Committee Meeting

Thursday, August 5 at 4:00 PM 

CLICK HERE To Join The Zoom Meeting
(Zoom registration required) 

To participate via telephone only:
Dial-In: +1 669-900-6833  Meeting ID: 847 8127 6540#

Community Safety through Racial Justice Learning Series

Prevention Institute will facilitate a three-part bi-monthly learning series for local health jurisdictions and their community and government partners on applying racial justice principles and practices to build community safety.
Sep 21, 2021 11:00 AM
Nov 16, 2021 11:00 AM

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ATI - Upcoming: July Meetings

JULY Measure J Advisory Committee Meeting CANCELLED. Meetings will resume in August.

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Alternative Crisis Response (ACR) Public Convening

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LA Coalition for DA Justice and Accountability Meeting

Fourth Thursdays of the month,
4-6 PM

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Court Relief for Criminal Records

Last Tuesday of Each Month
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Online with Skype

Did you know that applying for court relief may reduce the barriers of a criminal conviction and make it easier to obtain a job? Attendees of this Webinar will find out how Reductions of Charges, Expungements, and Certificates of Rehabilitation may increase their opportunities for employment and job licensing. They will learn the criteria to qualify, how to apply if eligible, and be provided resources in their community that can be helpful in their rehabilitative journey. In addition, a lawyer from the Inland Empire Latino Lawyers Association will be present to answer questions and provide information on the free legal services they offer for eligible individuals. Offered on February 23rd. Registration required.

 

More info and register

Legal Clinics hosted by the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) and the  D.O.O.R.S team
  • Expungement and Early Termination of Probation Workshop: Every 1st Wednesday of the Month at 1:00pm (More Info)
  • Citations/Tickers Workshop: Every 2nd Wednesday of the Month at 10:00am (More Info)
  • Fair Chance Hiring Workshop: Every 4th Wednesday of the Month at 1:00pm (More Info)

The legal clinics are open to existing/active D.O.O.R.S clients as well as any person who have been system impacted and are looking to connect to legal services at the reentry center. Please note if a client is on active probation, their DPO will be required to submit a RUU referral on their behalf in order to activate legal services. DPO’s are encouraged to submit the appropriate RUU referral concurrently with recommending attendance to the legal clinics.

Questions: Call D.O.O.R.S Center reception desk at 323-730-4442

Know Your Rights: Fair Chance Employment And Housing

Download English Flyer y En Español

D.O.O.R.S Orientation

Mondays and Tuesdays 9:30-10:30 AM

CLICK to Download Flyer

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.

Get Involved!

County government

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

For a complete listing of all the opportunities and information
CLICK HERE

LEADERS Training Academy Apply now!

Leading, Engaging, Advocating, Demonstrating, Enhancing and Expanding Reentry Systems

LARRP is excited to announce the launch of our second cohort in LARRP LEADERS Training Academy. In this training academy we take 12 leaders in the community and empower them to become change agents in their community!

The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) is seeking to identify partners to host a VSAP Flex Vote Center for the upcoming Gubernatorial Recall Election in September 2021.

The VSAP Flex Program will run during the voting period beginning Saturday, September 4 through Monday, September 13. VSAP Flex Vote Centers allow the RR/CC to provide targeted voting services on a scheduled basis to Los Angeles County voters. Flex Vote Centers provide all the services and equipment available at a traditional vote center. In response to COVID-19, VSAP Flex Vote Centers are fully equipped to ensure voter safety.

Flex Vote Centers will be scheduled for 4-8 hour voting windows. The schedule will depend on a variety of factors including availability, regional distribution and the expected number of voters. We ask our partner organizations to identify 2 volunteers to assist as Election Workers at the Flex Vote Center. They will be trained and receive a stipend for their service.

Click here to apply to host a VSAP Flex Vote Center!

The deadline to apply is Monday, August 6, 2021.

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MEPS is working on a way to help re-entry populations stay healthy and away from drugs.

Want to participate and get paid?

Download the Brochure

L.A. CADA HIV Intervention Program

Download the Flyer

INCUBATION ACADEMY

The ATI Office opened applications for its Incubation Academy.

The academy provides training, funding and technical assistance to new and existing community-based organizations, especially those run by Black, Latinx, and justice involved individuals.

The Incubation Academy builds capacity to deliver prevention and intervention service to justice involved individuals in their communities, giving judicial officers an alternative to incarceration in communities with the greatest needs.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Interested in a Career with LA County?

Worker Education and Resource Center's training program connects individuals with barriers to employment to opportunities with various County Departments

f you are interested in attending an information session please call us at 213-639-2220 on Tuesdays and Thursdays or email us at place@we-rc.org and a Case Manager will contact you

Funding Racial Justice: Budget Advocacy Training for Community Power 2021 Application

The 2021 Funding Racial Justice: Budget Advocacy Training for Community Power program is designed for California community members, organizers, and advocates to learn local budget advocacy and research skills necessary to win equitable investment in their communities. The program includes a series of five 2.5-hour virtual sessions, running from August 31 through November 30, where cohort participants will deepen their local budget knowledge, build tools to perform an analysis and lead a local budget campaign, and receive one-on-one coaching to develop an individual budget campaign project.
Completed applications, which include short response questions and a 1-3 minute video, are due by July 20, 2021, 5 pm PST. Selected participants will be notified on Friday, August 6, 2021, by 5 pm PT.
Breaking Barriers seeks referrals

Breaking Barriers is a visionary rapid rehousing program providing housing, tenancy support, case management, and employment services to adults on felony probation who are experiencing homelessness or unstable housing.

The Breaking Barriers program has secured Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) funding and is now open to a limited number of new referrals. Due to current funding requirements, Breaking Barriers has adopted specific eligibility criteria. At this time, we can only accept referrals who meet this new criteria.

For more info DOWNLOAD THE FLYER

SECTOR Manufacturing Academy at LA Valley College

Begins July 15th
Are you working with system-impacted individuals interested in gaining employment in the advanced manufacturing sector? If so, please refer them to the Alliance for Community Empowerment's SECTOR program where they can enroll in a free 6-week training (7 slots remaining!) starting July 15th provided by LA Valley College and receive additional program support such as free cognitive behavioral classes focused on maintaining employment, career coaching, and more. Graduates will be equipped to gain employment in this growing field!
Send questions and referrals including name, contact information and confirmed interest in the program to Joanna Cervantes, cc-ed here, from ACE, cervantes@ace4change.org

CA COVID-19 Rent Relief

Whether it’s a health-related event or a significant financial hardship, COVID-19 has affected us all. As our state continues to recover, we are committed to keeping families housed and recognize that California renters and landlords have enough to worry about. We want to make sure that past due rent isn’t one of them.

CA COVID-19 Rent Relief will help income-eligible households pay rent and utilities, both for past due and future payments. The federal Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 provides funding to support the program and tenant (renter) protection laws signed by Governor Newsom.

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News

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

CEO of homeless shelter remarks on billionaires joyriding in space

 

Boing Boing, Jason Weisberger, July 21, 2021

WATCH

Governor Selects Contra Costa DA's Office For Resentencing Pilot

Patch Martinez, CA by Maggie Fusek, Jul 20, 2021

"The strain on the state prison and criminal justice system is immense from these failed policies of our past," DA Diana Becton said.
Participating counties will develop protocols for processing resentencing applications from individuals serving custody within the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

The state has appropriated $18 million across nine counties to fund the three-year-long pilot. In addition to Contra Costa, the participating counties are Los Angeles, Santa Clara, San Francisco, Riverside, San Diego, Yolo, Merced and Humboldt.

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Read the For the People Press Release for more details

Renowned artist Kenny Scharf unveils towering mural on LA’s Skid Row

Los Angeles Daily News By Hans Gutknecht, July 19, 2021

A colorful 66-foot tall mural unveiled at the Los Angeles Mission was donated and painted by the renowned artist Kenny Scharf.

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California delays considering supervised sites for drug use

By Associated Press Sacramento Jul. 06, 2021
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers will wait until next year to continue considering a bill that would give opioid users a place to inject drugs in supervised settings, the bill's author said Tuesday.

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LAPD chief stands with embattled D.A. George Gascón as others attack, try to recall him

LAT imes, By Kevin Rector , July 2, 2021

Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore and L.A. County Dist. Atty. George Gascón stood side-by-side at a joint news conference this week to discuss a crime initiative first made public months ago.

The men spoke of Gascón’s plan to dispatch prosecutors and investigators from the D.A.'s office into city neighborhoods hit hard by L.A.'s surge in violent crime, where they will work alongside LAPD officers, violence intervention workers and others in an effort to prevent shootings and other violent crimes before they happen.

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Emergency homeless shelter at LA Mission in Skid Row to be remodeled

Tuesday, June 29, 2021 

The Los Angeles Mission, a non-profit in Skid Row helping the homeless, broke ground Monday to remodel their emergency shelter.... Rev. Troy Vaughn was first in line to help knock down the old walls.

WATCH

Opinion: Progressive DA’s shake up tough-on-crime status quo

Orange County Register, By Steven Greenhut, June 25, 2021

SACRAMENTO – One need only look back at decades of news reports about the behavior of various California district attorneys and attorneys general to come to a sobering conclusion. Most people will shrug at almost anything from these powerful “top cops” – ranging from coddling misbehaving cops to seeking unjust sentences to wasting outrageous amounts of tax dollars.

Now, finally, some people have reached their limits.

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LA City Council supports state bill to legalize safe sites for drug users

MSN News, City News Service, June 22, 2021

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Los Angeles City Council approved a resolution today to support Senate Bill 57, which would legalize sites where people can use drugs in the presence of medical personnel in an effort to reduce overdoses, which are the leading cause of accidental death in California.

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LA County Supervisors vote 4-1 to close Men’s Central Jail

Los Angeles Daily News By Elizabeth Marcellino, City News Service, June 22, 2021

Supervisor Hilda Solis said it was time to stop studying the issue and take action, co-authoring a motion finding that the decrepit downtown lockup must be demolished and that no replacement jail is needed.

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California’s prison boom saved this town. Now, plans to close a lockup are sparking anger and fear

LA Times, June 21, 2021, By Hailey Branson-Potts, Photography By Gary Coronado

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Closing CA’s Youth Prisons The Right Way Means Adequately Funding Oversight Of Youth Justice “Realignment” To The Counties

WitnessLA, June 15, 2021 by Celeste Fremon

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Bill Bratton on Police Reform: ‘Let’s Do It Right This Time’

The Crime Report, By Joe Domanick, June 15, 2021

In a wide-ranging conversation with TCR, Bratton discusses the hard-won lessons from his own career about dealing with the political pressures that influence police strategy, the continuing legacy of racism in U.S. law enforcement, and why the police are the “central thread” in criminal justice reform.

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Interrupting the Cycle of Incarceration for Individuals with Mental Illness-

An Analysis of LA County’s Rapid Diversion Program

Report by By Jess Bendit, Joshua Segui, Courtney B. Taylor & Rachel Vogt

READ THE REPORT

No Latino judges in these majority-Latino California counties

California News Times, June 8, 2021, By rRhonda Rhymes, CalMatters

....Coulsa is one of four majority-Latino California counties — along with Kings, Madera, and Merced — with no Latino judges in any superior courtrooms. Latino representation on the bench in three of those counties has not improved much since the state began collecting judicial diversity data 14 years ago. And the fourth, Kings — which had one Latino judge in 2007 — is back down to zero.

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“Racially Charged: America’s Misdemeanor Problem,”

A New Film On The Damage Done By The Nation’s Lowest Level Criminal Charges

Witness LA, June 10, 2021 by Celeste Fremon

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