October 7, 2021 was a great day of celebration to recognize the 10 year Anniversary of The Los Angeles Regional Reentry Partnership (LARRP).
LARRP steering committee members and leaders, gathered together at Amity Foundation to be recognized by the City of Los Angeles for a decade of providing support and community-building for men and women leaving jails and prisons in Los Angeles.
LARRP has become the largest community voice for reentry in Los Angeles, a vital hub for organizations working together on policy, education, housing and integrated care while lifting the hearts and voices of people with lived experience at the forefront of this work.
LA City Councilman, Gil Cedillo, (who, 10 years earlier while in the State Senate, cut the ribbon at the opening of the Amity Foundation campus) was on hand to present certificates and speak with various leaders of community based organizations.
Congratulations to all of our members as we continue to move in a direction of racial, economic and social justice in our community! We celebrate you and your efforts towards bringing hope and opportunity through our collective love!
"When we launched LARRP in 2011, in the wake of Public Safety Realignment, we were seeking to fill a huge gap in greater Los Angeles, by growing and supporting the reentry services community and all people returning from incarceration. Despite many challenges and lean years, we persevered, and blossomed into a true community, of thousands of people and organizations across LA County that are impacted by and working to end mass incarceration. I am deeply proud of our decade of work and grateful for all the staff and leaders I have served with," said Lynne Lyman, LARRP co-founder and Steering Committee Member.
“This recognition of amazing dedication and support to our returning citizens is so critical at this time” said Mark Faucette, LARRP co-founder and community leader.