LARRP Community Safety Committee Update

WRITTEN BY JOE PAUL, LARRP Vice President of Network Partnerships & Government Relations In 2020, the death of George Floyd launched an unprecedented demand for policy reforms and transparency in law enforcement. Communities, citizens, and activists united in a strategic and sustained call to divert law enforcement funding toward community prevention and intervention programs. We…

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Rest In Power: Our Friend and Colleague Joe Maizlish

By Lynne Lyman, LARRP Co-Founder and Steering Committee Member I last spoke to Joe on a leisurely Saturday afternoon in early December, it was a lovely rambling conversation covering some of the pressing policy issues in the justice sector, as well as recounting significant early moments in each of our political awareness and justice work.…

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Until All Of Us Are Safe, None Of Us Are Safe

Healing in Action Last fall, LARRP announced the launch of its first Community Safety Committee. This committee is designed to understand both the upstream drivers and downstream consequence of violence in all of its forms. Its formation stemmed from a growing recognition that if we do not address the origins of criminality and violence, we…

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Spotlight: Tapestry of Friendship with Mark Faucette

Mark was at the table for LARRP’s inception, as they brainstormed how it would be possible, in a County as large as Los Angeles, to weave a tapestry of relationships and partnerships that could make a difference in the lives of individuals coming home from State Prison and Jail. Mark was also on the team…

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A Decade of Success

  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…

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The nexus between housing and criminal justice reform

California has a myriad of issues that it faces today; and chief among them is homelessness. This is largely promoted by the daily encroachment in our lives. There are tens of thousands of people living in encampments in cities large and small across the state; and many of them have criminal records. Gov. Gavin Newsom…

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The LARRP Ad Hoc Committee
on Public Health and Safety

According to L.A. Times: “As COVID-19 began hospitalizing and killing more people in Los Angeles last year, so did shootings in the street. The increased bloodshed, much of it linked to gangs, surged as the economy faltered, leading to the deadliest year of violence in L.A. in a decade.” Unlike COVID 19, which spawned the…

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June Message from LARRP ED Troy Vaughn

It doesn’t matter if we are elected officials or citizens we all must agree that something needs to be done with the criminal justice system here in the United States (U.S.). The number of incarcerated individuals continues to climb and we are becoming numb to its effect. We continue to operate with the knowledge that…

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April Spotlight: LARRP’s work with CCJBH

LARRP is excited to provide an update on the work with the Council on Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health (CCJBH), and how it’s expanding. We all know that the justice-involved population has some of the most complex health and social needs of any given demographic group. In order to have the greatest impact on this…

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Committing To The Change You Seek And Staying The Course!

Those of us who have been involved in the justice movement for the past few decades understand all too well the meaning of “staying the course.” I know that we all have endured a year like no other. We may still find ourselves taking stock of what we’ve done over the past several months and…

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