LARRP Committee Meetings
August 2, 2021
August General Meeting
August 19, 2021
August 19, 2021
4:00PM- 5:30 PM
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
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
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.
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:
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
LA Coalition for DA Justice and Accountability Meeting
Fourth Thursdays of the month,
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.
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
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.
Keep up with the Board of Supervisors meetings, motions and resources at LARRP Steering Committee member, Joseph Maizlish’s site
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.
MEPS is working on a way to help re-entry populations stay healthy and away from drugs.
Want to participate and get paid?
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.
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 email@example.com and a Case Manager will contact you
Funding Racial Justice: Budget Advocacy Training for Community Power 2021 Application
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.
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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.
For an archive of reentry and criminal justice related news, please see our News Archive which goes back years!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
“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