Upcoming Events

Saturday, February 1st, 2020
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Amity Foundation
3750 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90007

REPAIR Expungement Fair

The following services will be available to justice involved and justice impacted everyday people:
   • Record reclassification with Proposition 47 and Proposition 64 and expungement services
   • Certificate of Rehabilitation Referrals
   • On-site voter registration and education
   • Employment services
   • Live Scans

Integrated Health Committee Meeting

February 4
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
742 N La Brea Inglewood 90302
We will be discussing social determinants of health; resource book can be accessed here:

LARRP Education Committee

February 20, 2020
4:00-5:30
West LA College
9000 Overland Ave,
Culver City, CA 90230

Employment Committee Meeting

February 20, 2020
9:00 - 11:00 
Location TBD

Save the Dates
March meetings:

Next LARRP General Meeting

March 12, 2020
9:00am-12:00pm
LARRP office

Housing Committee Meeting

March 19, 2020
1:30 -3:00 pm
Hopics Broadway 5715 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90037

Partner Events

Volunteer For Your Local Homeless Count

The 2020 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count will occur on these dates:
  • January 21, 2020 - San Gabriel & San Fernando Valleys (Service Planning Areas 2 & 3)
  • January 22, 2020 - West Los Angeles, Southeast Los Angeles, & the South Bay (Service Planning Areas 5, 7, & 8)
  • January 23, 2020 - Antelope Valley, Metro Los Angeles, & South Los Angeles (Service Planning Areas 1, 4, & 6)
January 31, 2020
10:00am-2:00pm.

ROC/DOORS Reentry Center Open House

Event to kick off our “Health and Healing Through the Arts” programming.
The goal is to introduce the arts as a way to engage individuals and families in the non-traditional healing process; to address generational trauma while promoting mental, physical and spiritual wellness. The program will highlight various art forms to include; visual art, music, singing, dance/movement, poetry/spoken word, theatrical expression drama and interpersonal narrative storytelling.

Gathering of Clergy and Faith Communities - Spirituality and Self-Care: Finding Your Sacred Space in a Demanding World

by FBAC Executive Board
February 11, 2020
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM PST
The California Endowment - Redwood Room
1000 Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Please register early because seating is very limited. All participants must register and have registration ticket to attend this event.
February 18th
6:30-8:00 pm

LA District Attorney Candidate Forum

National Council of Jewish Women, LA
543 N. Fairfax Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90036

Naloxone (Narcan) Train the Trainer

Tue, February 18, 2020
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
2644 30th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Fri, March 20, 2020
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
2644 30th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405
This training prepares individuals to train those who will discuss overdose education and naloxone use with individuals at risk of experiencing or witnessing an opioid overdose. . This course is most appropriate for individuals who will offer trainings to county and municipal health departments, treatment providers, socials service agencies (including homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters, food banks, etc), medical providers, and other community organizations and agencies that may work with at-risk individuals.

OPPORTUNITIES

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:

Get Involved!

Unlock the Vote Campaign:

Request for Volunteers

Due to the shorten timeline for the primaries being March 3rd we have to have all of our in-reach voter registration work completed before the voter-by-mail deadline on February 18th.

Note: you are going to see certain disqualifiers on the application. Don’t be discouraged as the Sheriff’s Department will allow special circumstances as it relates to Unlock The Vote.  We ask for a minimum of 10 volunteers from your organization to allow us to reach our goal of 200 volunteers.

By disseminating information and educating disenfranchised communities, we can increase voting access to at least the 17,000 people inside the LA jails!
To do this, LARRP, along with a number of partners, including the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and Los Angeles County Registrar Recorders Office, will educate and register individuals who are incarcerated inside the LA jails as well as engage with the justice-impacted community at reentry fairs.
In order to engage with as many people who are impacted as possible, we need the support of you.  We will need volunteers:
  • To go inside the jail facilities to educate and register*,
  • At the visitor’s line educate and register family and friends,
  • To help with mailings,
  • To attend reentry fairs to educate and register people who are CJ-impacted
And so much more
If you and/or your organization are interested in any of the above, please contact Joe Paul, Managing Director of LARRP, at joe@lareentry.org
*If you are interested in going inside the facilities, please email Joe with your full name, date of birth and driver’s license number (if not CA, please indicate state). This is needed for the LA Sheriff’s Department’s background check. Include if you speak any other languages besides English and what days/times you are available to volunteer.

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

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

Click here to read the details:

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!

Mass Incarceration, Then and Now
The New Yorker Radio Hour
January 17, 2020, By David Remnick
What Would a World Without Prisons Be Like?
The New Yorker Radio Hour
January 24, 2020, By David Remnick
LAPD making almost half as many arrests as a decade ago
Decline in bookings far outpaces drop in crime
Crosstown
January 16, 2020, By Ethan Ward
COLDPLAY Performs a Sold Out LA Concert Run at The Palladium – Supporting Local Prison Reform Efforts:
RESPECT Magazine
January 24, 2020 by Ayana Rashed
2019 was the year L.A. County finally said ‘no’ to new jails

LA Times, By The Times Editorial Board, Dec. 26, 2019

Jails are crowded with mentally ill people because states including California closed mental hospitals over several decades beginning in the 1960s without building out the system of community-based mental-health care they had promised. Jail populations are disproportionately black and Latino, in part because of a criminal justice system laced with overly punitive policies that prey on poverty and sentences that punish multiple generations. Building new jails — even ostensibly more humane ones — may sometimes be unavoidable, but it consumes resources that could otherwise be used for correcting the problems and improving lives.
This year — 2019 — was the year that the Board of Supervisors got the message.
Read More
The Hidden Cost of Incarceration
Prison costs taxpayers $80 billion a year. It costs some families everything they have.
The Marshall Project By Nicole Lewis and Beatrix Lockwood
U.S. Supreme Court leaves in place ruling barring prosecution of homeless
Reuters, by Dec. 16, 2019, Andrew Chung
From Marijuana To The Death Penalty, States Led The Way In 2019

The Appeal by Daniel Nichanian
Dec 20, 2019

A retrospective on the year that was on criminal justice reform. Seven maps. 16 issues. 50 states.
California Is Letting Thousands of Prisoners Out Early. Its Housing Crisis Is Keeping Them From Starting Over.
Mother Jones, December 2019
By Marisa Endicott
Many people end up in 12-step programs even if they don’t have addiction issues, or in other facilities that resemble the prisons they just left.
Read the article
Ventura Training Center Provides Parolees Path in Firefighting

Spectrum News 1, By Tanya McRae Camarillo,Dec. 26, 2019