Upcoming Events

June 27, 2019 

Employment Committee Meeting
9am-11am
Goodwill Industries/North East Worksource
342 N. San Fernando Rd
LA, CA 90031
Catherine Lozano from Shields for Families and Jose Osuna from The Meaning Foundation will give a special presentation on their services and best practices in reentry employment services including employer engagement.
Please join us for this special presentation and conversation on "lessons learned". We will have short committee meeting after the presentation.
Plenty of free parking in the lot directly across the street!

June 28th, 2019

The Mayor's office of Reentry cosponsored by LARRP Presents
Know Your Rights - Reentry Edition

9:30 am - 2:30 pm
@ Watts Labor Community Action Committee, 10950 S Central Ave, LA,  90059

  • Session One: Fair Chance Hiring 9:30-11:00
  • Session Two: Criminal History & Housing 11:00 -12:00
  • Lunch 12:00 -1:00
  • Session Three: Unpacking Trauma or Financial Literacy 1:00 - 2:30

July 11, 2019

Next LARRP General Meeting
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
NEW LOCATION - Plenty of Parking!
LARRP Office
742 North La Brea Blvd. Inglewood, CA 90302

Partner Events

June 30, 2019

Cooperation Works
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT
Help Collective REMAKE to Build Cooperative Businesses with People Returning HOME, to Los Angeles, from Prison or Jail.
The evening will include a dynamic program with Jessica Gordon-Nembhard, Cooperative Partners, Collective REMAKE, and entertainment followed by a reception with delicious treats and fun.
Mount Saint Mary’s University • Rose Hills Auditorium
10 Chester Place • Los Angeles, CA 90007

News

Los Angeles County Probation Reform and Implementation Team Proposes Powers and Structure for the Only Civilian Probation Oversight Commission in the U.S.

Year-long Community Engagement Process Informs Recommendations Submitted to Los Angeles County’s Board of Supervisors

LOS ANGELES, June 13, 2019 – Today, the Probation Reform and Implementation Team (PRIT) released comprehensive recommendations outlining its proposed authority and structure for the civilian Probation Oversight Commission (POC) for Los Angeles County’s Probation Department, the largest in the U.S. The proposal includes a call for subpoena power, authority to investigate complaints, and empowering former Probationers as community liaisons to serve as the County’s “eyes and ears.” Together, these powers and structure aim to increase accountability and transparency of the $1 billion Department.
BSCC Board Awards $96m In Prop 47 Grants
SACRAMENTO (June 13, 2019) – The Board of State and Community Corrections today approved grant awards from a voter initiative that reduces from felonies to misdemeanors certain low-level crimes and directs state savings to programs primarily focused on mental health and substance-use disorder treatment.
Ending Mass Incarceration: 
Ideas from Today's Leaders
The Brennan Center for Justice, May 16, 2019
In this remarkable collaboration, the country’s most prominent lawmakers and activists join together to propose ideas for transformative change.
In California, Agreement On New Rules For When Police Can Use Deadly Force
NPR, May 24, Ben Adler
...Under the agreement made public Thursday, officers will be able to use lethal force only when it is "necessary" and if there are no other options...
Counties rarely collect fees imposed on those formerly jailed. So why keep charging them?
LA Times OpEd By Anne Stuhldreher
MAY 16, 2019
Every month people like Anthony Robles struggle with a harrowing choice: to pay rent and bills, or pay fees that will keep them out of jail.
Discretionary Detention by the Numbers
By ACLU Analytics and Immigrants' Rights Project
Since 2016, 9,188 people have been locked up in our immigration system for over 30 days despite having been granted bond, most often because they could not afford to pay it. Like Cesar, most of them are immigrants seeking asylum. They are not convicted of crimes or subject to immediate deportation – in these cases, ICE had a choice, and it chose to imprison them.

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Cannabis Social Equity in Los Angeles is in Crisis!

The City of LA has yet to fund the program.
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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

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!

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.

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Support Assembly Bill 972

AB 972 (Bonta), sponsored by long time LARRP partner, Californians for Safety and Justice (CSJ), passed its first hurdle last week, successfully coming out of the Assembly Public Safety Committee on a 5-3 vote.Next AB 972 goes to the Assembly Appropriations Committee.
Click here to view the #AB972 Press Conference Video
AB 972 builds on Prop 47, by creating a mechanism to pro-actively (with out each person petitioning) reclassify most Prop 47 criminal records, much like last year’s AB 1793 (Bonta) did for Prop 64 cannabis crimes.
If passed, AB 972 could change the records of over a million Californians, making it unnecessary for them to navigate the complex government and legal process to access relief.
The most influential voices are those of the people directly impacted so send your representative a message to vote yes because your voice matters.
Thank you for your continued efforts to making this a reality in the Los Angeles and California reentry community.

Clear Your Record

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LARRP's Free Legal Clinics 
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:  
July 6, 2019
10AM -1PM 
Amity Foundation
3750 S. Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90007

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

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

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.