Upcoming Events

08/15/2018

Voter Engagement Committee Meeting

Every 3rd Wednesday from 11-1
Location Amity Foundation

Proposed agenda items:
- Update from ODR & RR/CC re the County's Voter -- Engagement Task Force
Review of the League of Women Voter's Voter Guide

08/23/2018

Employment Committee Meeting
9:00 to 11:00 AM
Amity Foundation

Presentation: "Bridge to Opportunites: Connecting Probationers to High-Wage Jobs" by Dionne Barnes-Proby, Dr. P.A., M.S.W., Senior Policy Analyst at RAND Corporation

08/30/2018

LARRP Advocacy & Policy 101 Training

2:00 to 4:00 PM
Special Services for Groups (SSG) Headquarters
905 East 8th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021

How does a idea become a law? This workshop will provide insight on state legislation, state budget, and how and why you can engage in advocacy and lobbying legally. This training is for individuals who are new to policy and is a refresher on policy and advocacy.

09/13/2018

LARRP General meeting

9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
at the Amity Foundation

09/20/2018

Overcoming Barriers to Housing Registered Sex Offenders
12:30 PM to 3:30PM
SSG Headquarters
905 E. 8th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Purose: To bring stakeholders together to provide education and brainstorm about how to better coordinate housing services for registered sex offenders.

Housing and reentry service providers and law enforcement agencies are invited to attend.

Contact: Debbie Townsend at 323.948.0444 x. 147 or dtownsend@hopics.org

Community Events

09/15/2018

Los Angeles Sheriff's Candidates Forum

LA Voters, we have a sheriff runoff! In June, we went to the polls and voted for many electeds, including the LA Sheriff.

We have two candidates who are racing to become the next Sheriff, incumbent Jim McDonnell and candidate Alex Villanueva.
LA voters, it is up to YOU to decide who YOU think is the right Sheriff for Los Angeles County

News Flash

Keep California Safe’ initiative fails to make the November 2018 ballot

By SAL RODRIGUEZ |OPINION | Orange County Register
July 2, 2018

The much-hyped Reducing Crime and Keeping California Safe Act of 2018 has failed to make the November 2018 ballot.

Read more

No, Prop 47 didn't de-criminalize misdemeanorsby THE LA TIMES EDITORIAL BOARD, JUL 18, 2018

Read the editorial

Prisoners who risk their lives during Calif. wildfires shouldn't be shut out of profession
Katherine Katcher, Sonja Tonnesen and Neeraj Kumar, Opinion contributors Nov. 3, 2017
They are skilled. They sacrifice for $1 per hour. But once inmates finish their sentence, laws bar them from the job

Read the editorial

Get Involved!

Prisoners who risk their lives to fight fires shouldn't be shut out of the profession-- please see R&R's Op-Ed in USA Today, and recent pieces in The Economist and Axios on the need for occupational licensing reform in California and beyond.
Call Senator Anthony Portantino, Chair of the California Senate Appropriations Committee (916) 651-4025 in support of Fair Chance Licensing bills AB 2138 and AB 2293

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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

The Jails Project's Unlock the Vote (UTV) along with LARRP and other community partners are embarking on a campaign to reduce barriers to registration and voting for justice-involved and justice-impacted folks in Los Angeles County as well as Orange County. 

A June mandatory training is required to be able to go inside the facilities. Click on the link below to view the training times and reserve your place.

Whole Person Care is a Medi-Cal 2020 waiver-funded program and an exciting five-year initiative that will provide comprehensive and coordinated services to the sickest, most vulnerable LA County Medi-Cal beneficiaries. Eleven innovative programs will bring together health and social service delivery entities across the County to deliver seamless, coordinated services to individuals who are homeless, justice-involved, or have serious mental illness or severe and/or persistent substance use disorder or medical issues.

Clear Your Record

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.

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.

Everyday People Expungement Fair

Saturday, September 8th 
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Holy Trinity AME Church
200 E. 68th Street, Long Beach, CA 90805

What to bring:
• Proof of Identification (Drivers License, Photo ID, Etc.)
• Rap Sheet (Not required)

If you have past criminal convictions of any kind and you want to find out if you can remove it or you need help getting it removed, reduced, or expunged then register for this free expungement clinic.

Attorneys and paralegals from the Los Angeles County Public Defenders Office will be onsite providing free post-conviction relief. This event will be in place of our regularly scheduled monthly record changing clinic.
In addition, The following services will be available:

* Record reclassification with Proposition 47, Proposition 64 and expungement services
* Certificate of Rehabilitation referrals
* On-site voter registration and education
* Employment and housing services

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

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