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Collaborating for Reentry Success

The Los Angeles Regional Reentry Partnership (LARRP) is a network of public, community and faith-based agencies and advocates working together to ensure that our reentry system meets the needs of our agencies, communities, and the people we serve, both in terms of capacity and public policy.

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Join us as an official member of LARRP

Build power in the reentry community and secure access to critical reentry resources

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Employment

Working to increase employment amongst the reentry population, resulting in greater stability, self-sufficiency, and an improved quality of life for the community at-large.

New jobs added daily!

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LARRP Community Safety Committee

Build cohesive leadership and partnerships across sectors to shape and drive an agenda that specifically addresses the problems of pervasive gang and gun violence in Los Angeles County’s marginalized and underrepresented communities

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Policy Updates and Actions

A Collective voice to:
* Remove Barriers to Reentry
* Reduce Incarceration Rates
* Eliminate Discrimination in the Justice System
* Develop a Robust Community Reentry System

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LAST DAY OF ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATION COMMITTEE HEARINGS

VOICE your support for ELEVEN Key Bills

 

 Appropriations Committee hearing will begin at 9AM, and you can click on this link to be brought to the scheduled agenda and live stream so you can watch and call in when the bills you support are called on for their vote. Tomorrow when the live stream begins, the phone number will be provided on the website for you to call and voice your support for these crucial bills! This is the last day of appropriations and we have made sure to provide you with the most up to date information we could before the end of the session

Bills that will be heard today that you can call and support:

    • AB 1670 (Bryan)- ATI Commission
    • AB 1706 (Bonta)- Automatic Resentencing, Dismissal, and Sealing of Past Cannabis Convictions
    • AB 1720 (Holden)- DSS Occupational Clearances
    • AB 1816 (Bryan)- Reentry Housing and Workforce Development Program
    • AB 1924 (Gipson)- Reducing Barriers to Employment
    • AB 2023 (Bennett)- Discharge Planning
    • AB 2169 (Gipson)- Human Trafficking, Intimate Partner, and Sexual Violence Survivor Protections
    • AB 2250 (Bonta)- Women’s Reentry Pilot Program
    • AB 2294 (Jones-Sawyer)- Repeated Retail Theft ATI
    • AB 2425 (Bryan)- Hire UP- From Corrections to Careers
    • AB 2632 (Holden)- California Mandela Act On Solitary Confinement

The list of bills we are supporting, and what they seek to do can be found here.

When you call in, you will be asked if you are providing support or opposition, then given a number. When your number is called you will simply say quickly your name, your organization (if you have one), and that you support the bill under consideration.

Unfortunately, we do not know when during the day these bills will be called and voted on, so it can be helpful to monitor the live stream and pay attention to the bills listed above and what they will announce they are currently deliberating and voting on.

Upcoming Events

LARRP Committee Meetings

May General Meeting

May 19, 2022
10am - 11:30am

AGENDA:

  • Yesica Cambero, LARRP Leader: LARRP Voices From Impacted People
  • Troy Vaughn, Executive Director of LARRP: Executive Director Report
  • Brian Hansen, Department of Health Care Services: Updates From the DHCS!
  • Jessica Bartholow, Chief of Staff , SenatorNancy Skinner District 9: Updates From Senator Skinner’s Office!
  • Get To Know Your Community: Exciting Presentations From: Liliana Lepe - Social Services and the SoCal Pre Apprenticeship Program

Housing Committee  Meeting

May 19th, 2022
1:30 PM

 

Education Committee:

June 2, 2022,
4:00PM - 5:30 PM

Integrated Health:

June 6, 2022
2:00 pm

Employment Committee

July 20th, 2022
2:00 PM

With a special presentation from
The National Employment Law Project

Partner Events

CFCI Advisory Committee Meeting Today

Care First and Community Investment (CFCI) Advisory Committee Meeting
THURSDAY, MAY 19 AT 4 P.M.
CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE ZOOM MEETING 

Santa Monica Community Job & Resource Fair

May 19, 2022,
10:00 am-2:00 pm
Virginia Avenue Park 2200 Virginia Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90404

There will be Free (300+) Food Boxes, Clothes, Blankets, Shoes, and much more. Free COVID-19 Vaccinations (Ist 2nd and boosters) No registration is needed.

Get Hired! Bus Operator Hiring Event

Saturday, May 21, 2022, 8am – 1pm
East Los Angeles Community College 2044 Bleakwood Av, Monterey Park, CA 91754

REGISTER

Family seminar at Mass Liberation

11:00am-2:30pm Saturday, May 21st
Lunch Included

RSVP: enroll@massliberation.net

Opioid Reversal (NARCAN) trainings

Each training is around an hour, with time to stay on for q&a. Please use link to register. As always, Narcan training will provide box (two doses) for anyone who completes training. (sent via mail)

A Series of Town Hall Discussions With District Attorney George Gascón

The next topic in the series will be “Violent Crime”
June 8, 2022, at 6:00 p.m.

REGISTRATION is now open

Rio Hondo Career, Resource Fair and Hiring Event for the Justice Involved

sponsored by by Rio Hondo America's Job Center, Rio Hondo College

Sat, June 11, 2022
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM PDT

REGISTER and More Info

Justice on Trial Film Festival


SAVE THE DATE
Saturday, October 29th & Sunday, October 30th

The Justice on Trial Film Festival highlights justice-impacted people by exposing the injustices of incarceration and exploring solutions through films and panel discussions.

The Justice on Trial Film Festival will be held at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California.

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ATI - Upcoming Meetings


CFCI Meetings

ZOOM LINK

 

Alternative Crisis Response (ACR) Public Convening

CLICK to Join MS Meetings

D.O.O.R.S (Developing Opportunities And Offering Reentry Solutions)

Community Reentry Center Orientations

Mondays 9 AM-10 AM IN PERSON!
3965 Vermont Ave. Los Angeles, Ca 90037 1St Floor, Room 136

THURSDAYS 2 PM-3 PM VIA ZOOM
MEETING ID: 836-3062-3920 (No Password Required) CALL-IN NUMBER: 1-669-900-9128

LA Coalition for DA Justice and Accountability Meeting

Fourth Thursdays of the month,
4-6 PM

ZOOM LINK

 

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

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!

Participate In The CFCICommunity Survey

The Los Angeles County Care First and Community Investment (CFCI) initiative is sponsoring a community survey to get input from the community on a range of criminal justice issues to provide guidance to the CFCI Advisory Committee on their funding recommendations for year two spending. Your voice is critical in this effort. Please take a few minutes to answer this brief SURVEY!

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

Survey for Fair Chance Partners

TAKE THE SURVEY

 

Emergent Works - 1:1 Virtual Mentorship Program Applications are OPEN!

Starting May 23rd, 2022

We connect formerly incarcerated & justice-involved individuals with professional software engineers to build digital literacy skills and learn how to code. We hope to interrupt the prison cycle by creating pathways into high-paying jobs in technology for formerly incarcerated people. E.W is a safe learning space where you study HTML, CSS, and JavaScript via a 1-on-1 mentorship model with a dedicated mentor and community resources to support your journey.

Prospective mentees/mentors will embark on a 16-week learning journey exploring Digital Literacy practices, building passion projects, and creating a working relationship with HTML, CSS & JavaScript, and, if interested, our Data & Product Design pilot programs. If you know anyone interested in joining this cohort, please have them submit their applications HERE

CalAIM Guide for Justice-involved

The California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) Program is the state’s new plan for re-envisioning and reforming the Medi-Cal program that provides health and behavioral health services for nearly one in three Californians. CalAIM offers a unique and unprecedented opportunity to improve the quality of medical and behavioral health care for the most medically vulnerable and complex populations through a broad array of policy changes intended to align and improve services.

n January 1, 2023, justice-involved individuals who are released from custody and who experience homelessness, serious mental illness (SMI), substance use disorders (SUD), or medical co-morbidities will be for these services. Medi-Cal managed care plans (MCPs) will receive funding through DHCS and will be
responsible for administering key elements of the CalAIM program.

This policy implementation guide provides an overview of CalAIM’s key program elements relevant to justice involved individuals and an initial implementation framework. The guide is intended as a resource for justice system agencies, MCPs, providers, advocates, and other stakeholders who are key to designing and
implementing this new program in their county and community to serve justice-involved individuals

The GUIDE

Participate In The CFCI Community Survey

The Los Angeles County Care First and Community Investment (CFCI) initiative is sponsoring a community survey to get input from the community on a range of criminal justice issues to provide guidance to the CFCI Advisory Committee on their funding recommendations for year two spending. Your voice is critical in this effort. Please take a few minutes to answer this brief SURVEY!

Survey With Compensation Formerly Incarcerated People

For the Criminal Justice Lab at the University of Oregon

If interested: interested: call/ text Arriell Jackson at (541) 525- 0624 or Email: blackatistudy@gmail.com

Rising Entrepreneurs Shark Tank, a collaboration between Ronnie's House and Cal State Long Beach's Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Sign Up

T.D.D. Supportive Living Inc.

T.D.D. Supportive Living Inc. provides structured, safe, and healthy housing for the community. They opened a new interim housing site with 29 available beds in the Los Angeles area.

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Record Clearance Research

A research team at Santa Clara University, San Jose State, and Rutgers is studying the effects of automated vs. petition-based record clearance on individuals, their families, and communities. They are looking to interview people who had cannabis convictions in California before 2019 and received or are eligible for expungement or reduction of one or more convictions.

Participants will be compensated $40 per 45- to 60-minute interview.

CLICK for more information

Durham University Survey

Recently released prisoners are encouraged to take part in the survey provided below. This survey will contribute to my research into prison rehabilitation and how an individual's experience in prison may affect their ability to re-integrate themselves back into society, following release.

All those who participate will be entered into a $35 raffle

TAKE SURVEY

Free Training Opportunities in the homeless services sector

 

Homeless Healthcare Los Angeles
Cohort 80 launching April 4th!

Register now for the next cohort! Modules are once a week for nine consecutive weeks. Please review dates carefully before registering.

  • Module 01 (The Landscape of Homelessness in Los Angeles)
    4/4/2022
  • Module 02 & 03 (Homeless Services Case Management Core Functions - Part 1 & Part 2)
    4/13/2022
  • Module 04 (Cultural Competency & Ethics)
    4/18/2022
  • Module 05 (Effective Practices - Part 1)
    4/27/2022
  • Module 06 (Effective Practices - Part 2)
    5/2/2022
  • Module 07 (Housing)
    5/11/2022
  • Module 08 (Mainstream Benefits & System Navigation)
    5/16/2022
  • Module 09 (Health: Medical, Mental Health, & Substance use)
    5/25/2022
  • Module 10 (Thriving in Community)
    6/1/2022

REGISTER

CHECK HERE FOR FULL COURSE CATALOGUE

 

News

For an archive of reentry and criminal justice related news, please see our News Archive which goes back years!
Everyone has an idea for solving homelessness. What if we listened to the unhoused?


LA Times, By Theo Henderson, Ananya Roy, May 9, 2022 8:44 AM PT

“It’s a war on the poor,” Theo Henderson often likes to note. And indeed, it is, in the liberal city of Los Angeles, where homelessness is the leading public issue of concern. While politicians expand the criminalization of homelessness and promise to “end encampments,” thousands of Angelenos are consigned to living and dying on the streets, and thousands more are on the edge of eviction. Rarely, though, do unhoused voices and experiences shape the city’s public discourse and policies about homelessness.

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Fed Gov’t Is Investing $145 Million in Re-Entry Programs for Formerly Incarcerated People

California Black Media by Aldon Thomas Stiles, May 13, 2022

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Funding dries up for program aimed at LA’s ‘sickest of the sick

KCRW, Hosted by Steve Chiotakis, May 09, 2022

There is a pathway for people suffering from mental health issues to get out of the jail population and into supportive housing. It’s through a 2015 program called ODR Housing from the Office of Diversion and Reentry.

Nearly 4,000 people have been diverted from jail and into the program, which offers housing, nurses, psychiatrists, and case managers.

ODR currently has 2,200 beds, which are occupied, but LA County has not provided funding for the program to expand. So ODR Housing has not been able to accept a new client in over a year.

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El Camino College formerly incarcerated student program gets $160,000 grant

Daily Breeze, by Kristy Hutchings, May 9, 2022

El Camino is one of 59 colleges in the state to secure a Rising Scholars Network grant designed to support students who have been impacted by the criminal justice system.

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Social Housing Report Outlines Path to Affordable Housing for All

Non Profit News/Nonprofit Quarterly, Steve Dubb, May 4, 2022

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Gascón supporters, foes exchange barbs

The Signal of Santa Clarita Valley, May 3, 2022, by Caleb Lunetta

Quoted in the article:

From LARRP Partner Susan Burton: “I have worked with George Gascón to create better victim services to create better policies to not criminalize addiction and mental health and to just transform our criminal justice system,” said Burton. “I believe, along with all of you, that there’s a lot of work ahead of us. And I believe in George Gascón heading that work.”

From LARRP Co-founder and Steering Committee Member Lynne Lyman: “I’ve seen all these scare tactics before when the Drug Policy Alliance won treatment instead of incarceration at the ballot in 2001 or when we legalized cannabis in 2016,” said Lynne Lyman, a justice advocate working in L.A. County. “We heard the same: The sky is falling, the fear-mongering about drug addict criminals getting into our communities.”

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How Sacramento’s mass shooting killed the myth of ‘tough-on-crime’ prosecutors

The Philadelphia Enquirer, by Will Bunch, Apr 7, 2022
A mass killing on the turf of an outspoken "tough-on-crime" DA shatters the myth that progressive prosecutors are the cause of rising homicides.

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Critics of plan to relocate youths from L.A. juvenile hall increasingly vocal before May 1 move

LA Times, By Libor Jany, April 30

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The American women and children we all conveniently forget

KCRW, Hosted by Robert Scheer Apr. 29, 2022

Interview with Jorja Leap

On this week’s “Scheer Intelligence,” Leap joins fellow Angeleno Robert Scheer to discuss California’s female prison population and the scholar’s must-read new book, “Entry Lessons: The Stories of Women Fighting for Their Place, Their Children, and Their Futures After Incarceration,”. Focusing not just on what happens in jails and prisons but what occurs upon reentry, Leap reports with a keenly humanitarian perspective on how these women’s trials and tribulations can often be as difficult if not more so once they’re free.

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Justice Highlights Within LA County’s First Proposed 2022-23 Budget

Witness LA, April 27, 2022, by Taylor Walker

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California inmate overdoses plummet under drug program

By Don Thompson Associated Press, April 26, 2022

The nation's largest medication-assisted treatment program for addicted prison inmates has reduced a surge in drug overdose deaths and hospitalizations plaguing California’s prison system

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The Homelessness Crisis: A Monster of Our Own Making

The Medium, April 25, 2022, By Heidi Marston

Heidi Marston resigned today and submitted this powerful piece about this situation. Some of the quotes:

  • But in 2020, 205 people in Los Angeles County found housing that resolved their homelessness every day — while at the same time, 225 people fell into homelessness on the same day.
  • Amongst our lowest-compensated employees, 91% are people of color. Many have lived experience of homelessness, and some have been recipients of services that LAHSA and our non-profit partners administer. The employees of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority should not make so little that they qualify for homeless services themselves.

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Biden grants his first pardons to a former Secret Service agent, two others

Associated Press, By Aamer Madhani, April 26, 2022

The president also commuted the sentences of 75 others for nonviolent, drug-related convictions. The White House announced the clemencies Tuesday as it launched a series of job training and reentry programs for those in prison or recently released.

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The Superpredator Myth Did a Lot of Damage. Courts Are Beginning to See the Light.

NYTimes Guest Essay, By James Forman Jr. and Kayla Vinson, April 20, 2022

...Revisiting lengthy sentences, especially for people who committed acts of violence, has always been considered one of the third rails of criminal justice reform. But two recent developments in Connecticut — one from the State Supreme Court, the other from the Board of Pardons and Paroles — offer important examples of state officials overcoming this reluctance.

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Exclusive: HUD unveils plan to help people with a criminal record find a place to live

USA TODAY by Romina Ruiz-Goiriena, April 12, 2022

Key Points

  • HUD is making it easier for Americans with a criminal record to find housing.
  • In six months, HUD will produce new guidelines and model documents, such as leases.
  • The move would impact all federally funded housing programs, including public housing authorities and rental assistance voucher programs.

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Editorial: Release California from the prison of over-incarceration

By The Times Editorial Board, April 13, 2022

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Coalition Pushes California To Provide Funding For Crime Prevention, Prisoner Re-Entry Programs

CBS13 SACRAMENTO, By Rachel Wulff, April 6, 2022

Tinisch Hollins lost a family member to gun violence. It’s one of the reasons why she is working with Californians For Safety and Justice. “We want to set state’s priorities,” Hollins said.

Her organization was one of a dozen that sent a letter to California Gov. Gavin Newsom and the state Legislature asking for $3 billion in funding. The money would also be used to help try to prevent recidivism. Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg says the failure to re-enter people effectively after jail is a public safety issue.

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Bills Aim To Open Doors To Housing And Employment For Formerly Incarcerated Californians

WitnessLA, April 5, 2022 by Taylor Walker

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CA Police Data Shows ‘Tough-on-Crime’ Counties Experience Higher Crime

The Crime Report,By Andrea Cipriano, April 4, 2022

California has been in the spotlight in recent weeks for its battle handling crime spikes, and most recently their Sacramento battle recovering from a devastating mass shooting.

With that, a debate regarding policing strategy rages on — and new police data shows California counties with tough-on-crime policies actually have a greater crime increase compared to counties with progressive policies, Davis Vanguard reports.

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