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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Downsizing the LA Jail: Time to Close Men’s Central Jail

As the LA County Board of Supervisors (BOS) began advancing their “care first, jail last” strategy in 2020 numerous public-private bodies (Commissions, Committees, Workgroups) were established to bring together justice stakeholders from government agencies, service providers and advocates to research, deliberate and make recommendations on how to enact a more JUST vision of LA’s Justice…

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2021 Message from the Executive Director, Troy Vaughn

What a year we have all had! 2020 will be a year seared in all of our memories. It’s been a year that has fundamentally challenged long-established certainties about what we think is safe and what we believe is healthy in all areas of our lives. Some people we’ve begun the year with are no…

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LA County Moves Towards Justice

Published in the newsletter November 5, 2020   “The moral arc of the universe is long, but it bends towards justice.” Martin Luther King Jr., 1965 Tuesday was a good day for justice in Los Angeles County, and across the state. While we all wait for every vote to be counted to determine who the…

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LARRP is Participating in the Returning Citizens Stimulus Program

LARRP is Participating in the Returning Citizens Stimulus Program LARRP was fortunate to be included in a new program to get recently released people privately funded stimulus stipends. This excellent new program out of the Center for Employment Opportunities, seeks to support individuals who have been released from incarceration in the past 12 months and…

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LARRP Members Care for the Most Vulnerable During COVID-19

LARRP Member Organizations Care for the Most Vulnerable During COVID-19 For our May Spotlight we are highlighting 4 LARRP Member Organizations that are working to house and care for the increased amount of people who are being released from jail and prison daily. This is a monumental task that nearly every member of our community…

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