Upcoming Events

November 21st, 2019
9am-11am

LARRP Employment Committee Meeting

We will be meeting at the LARRP office,
742 North La Brea Blvd.
Inglewood, CA 90302
Topic: Paid training opportunities for the justice involved
Please bring resources to share. We will have a table.
If you are a provider that pays wages or stipends for training, please email alex@center4living.org.
Nov 21, 2019
4:00 - 5:30 pm

LARRP Employment Committee Meeting 

Project Rebound
California State University, Fullerton
800 N. State College Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92831-3599
Project Rebound located in (Administration Building) Langsdorf Hall, 530 (#17).  You can park in either the Nutwood Structure (#35) or College Park Lot (#5) both are really close to the office.  Parking map

Partner Events

November 16, 2019
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
St. Anne's Conference Center
155 N Occidental Blvd, LA, CA, 90026
Community Policing Conference: Redefining Public Safety in L.A. County
Hosted by Los Angeles County, Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission, Human Relations Commission and Department of Public Health

Get Involved!

Special Announcement
LARRP Receives Two Awards from the California Community Reinvestment Grant (CalCRG)

Click here to read the details:

Alternatives To Incarceration

LARRP's Free Legal Clinics 
The first Saturday of every month

Next Clinic:  
December 7, 2019
10AM -1PM 
Amity Foundation
3750 S. Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90007

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.

County government

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

OPPORTUNITIES

Soros Justice Fellowships
The Soros Justice Fellowships fund outstanding individuals to undertake projects that advance reform, spur debate, and catalyze change on a range of issues facing the U.S. criminal justice system.
Full applications are due on November 20, 2019
Centralized Training Academy
Homeless Health Care Los Angeles (HHCLA) is excited to announce the launch of several new FREE TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES for entry level, mid-level and supervisory staff in the homeless services sector!!
For More Info and to register:

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!

VICTORY!

3 LARRP Priority Bills Signed by the Governor This Week

Nearing His Legislative Deadline, Governor Newsom Signs 2 Dozen Crucial Criminal And Juvenile Justice Bills

READ a rundown of the new laws, plus a shortlist of bills that have yet to meet their fate.
DA Backs Off Hardline Stance on Immigrants Caught With Weed
The abrupt reversal ends the office’s argument against a state law intended to protect minor drug offenders who agreed to pretrial diversion program from deportation.
Felipe De La Hoz, Daily Beast, Oct 30, 2019
ICE Contractors Continue to Have Access to LA Jails, Transfers Down
No action was taken by the board.
Elizabeth Marcellino, NBC Los Angeles, Oct 29, 2019
Despite campaign promises by Sheriff Alex Villanueva to remove ICE agents from county jails, all that has changed about how inmates are released into immigration custody is an 80-foot walk through the county jail, according to a county watchdog.
L.A. County needs real Sheriff’s Department oversight. That means subpoena power
The LA Times Editorial Board, Oct. 15, 2019
Los Angeles County Works to Transform Criminal Justice Through Collaboration
Erin O’donnell
Next City, October 25, 2019
...In Los Angeles County, which has the largest jail and probation systems in the country, leaders are finding innovative ways to collaborate — sometimes for the first time — within departments, across agencies, and with the community.

Criminal justice reform targets court fines, fees

By Greg Moran,
The San Diego Union Tribune,  Oct. 22, 2019
The state’s bewildering system of court fines and fees is now the target of reformers, who say it unfairly punishes the poor and is a bad way to fund the court system
Parolees Help Battle Saddleridge Fire as Part of New Reentry Program in Ventura County
October 14, 2019,
KTLA5, By Kristina Bravo

How Far Will California Take Criminal-Justice Reform?

By Dana Goodyear
The New Yorker, October 5, 2019
Two Prosecutors Were Shaped by 1980s Los Angeles. Now They Have Opposing Views on Criminal Justice.
By Tim Arango
NYTimes, Oct. 3, 2019
George Gascón resigned as San Francisco’s district attorney to consider challenging the incumbent in Los Angeles, Jackie Lacey. Such a race could help define criminal justice reform.
LA County May Soon Create A Civil Justice Defense Program To Address The Collateral Consequences Of Incarceration
Witness LA, September 11, 2019
Taylor Walker

The 1619 Project

We would like to highlight a major initiative from The New York Times observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery.
It aims to reframe the country’s history, understanding 1619 as our true founding, and placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of the story we tell ourselves about who we are.
We would especially like to highlight this article by Bryan Stevenson from the 1619 Series: