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LARRP Updates

This is a new space we have created on the website to update our partners on some of the new events that LARRP is sponsoring and participating in as well as some of the changes and growth within the organization itself.

2024

Feb 1, 2022

The D.O.O.R.S. Community Reentry Center has supportive services, events, and workshops coming up this year for our clients and broader communities. The D.O.O.R.S. CRC- Los Angeles and the D.O.O.R.S.- Antelope Valley are ready to service the greater Los Angeles County. Do not hesitate to reach out and get services for yourself or your clients at the DOORS one-stop service that offers housing, education, employment, DMH, case management, and much more in one location. See our updated Fact sheet with additional details on the services and contact information.

LARRP, in collaboration with the D.O.O.R.S. Community Reentry Center, is in full effect, sharing the amazing resources D.O.O.R.S. has to offer at fairs throughout Los Angeles County. On Tuesday, January 23rd, we were at the New Year New Me Expungement Clinic & Resource Fair hosted at the Dollarhide Community Center in Compton. So many members of the community were supported in receiving expungements and follow-up services to make sure they were fully supported.

June 2022

Rising to the Top

LARRP hosted a Client Celebration Luncheon  on Friday, May 6th, for the DOORS Community Center clients who have had an accomplishment happen with the support from the center providers. 
40 DOORS Clients received a free laptop and a laptop bag, a wireless mouse, and a few different gift cards provided by the center providers. Many successes were celebrated at the luncheon, including clients getting permanent housing, receiving their high school diploma, completing a self-help class, and completing their DCFS cases.
It was the DOORS center's first in-person celebration where the community, probation, and providers came together to celebrate client successes with more than 60 attendees. As more events are coming to the DOORS Community Reentry Center, keep an eye out!
Feel free to reach out to Evelyn Garcia at evelyn@lareentry.org if you have any questions.

May 2022

 

Every week, the LEADERS of the Training Academy attend their scheduled committee meetings, divided into Education, Integrated Health, and Employment. In addition to the regularly scheduled meetings and along with their advocacy efforts, they attend scheduled workshops, such as Public Speaking, Policy, and Life Coaching. This is intended to focus on their Leadership development skills; practical tools that are applicable to everyday life of a LEADER.
Public Speaking Workshops - On Friday April 15, 2022 at 5:00 pm our first Public Speaking Workshop began with cohort #2 . This workshop is led by Professor Lucretia Wright from Riverside City College.
Life coaching Workshops ended - The LEADERS ended their 6th and last last workshop, and now have the opportunity to have a life coach assigned to them if they want to continue with this work.

Last week the LARRP Outreach team was involved in two events:

The Expungement Clinic at Paving the Way in Lancaster on Tuesday, April 12th,

The LARRP team held an expungement clinic at Paving the Way Foundation in Lancaster. We worked with the PTW staff and the Los Angeles Public Defender's Office to help 13 individuals receive expungements. Every individual expressed their gratitude and happiness regarding the clinic. The event was catered by Gourmet Paper Plates and we were able to provide both food, drinks, and expungements - how exciting! This process was smooth and a wonderful experience traveling up to our Antelope Valley family.


Resource & Wellness Fair at CSU Northridge on Thursday, April 14th

The LARRP team hosted a table providing DOORS referrals, snacks, drinks, and LARRP swag. The team was able to network with several agencies in the Los Angeles and regional areas, conversations were had about future partnerships and collaborations as well as brainstorming of additional resources. The team was able to spread the word regarding LARRP membership and committees, each visitor seemed interested and excited - especially for the LARRP swag!

May 2022

 

Every week, the LEADERS of the Training Academy attend their scheduled committee meetings, divided into Education, Integrated Health, and Employment. In addition to the regularly scheduled meetings and along with their advocacy efforts, they attend scheduled workshops, such as Public Speaking, Policy, and Life Coaching. This is intended to focus on their Leadership development skills; practical tools that are applicable to everyday life of a LEADER.
Public Speaking Workshops - On Friday April 15, 2022 at 5:00 pm our first Public Speaking Workshop began with cohort #2 . This workshop is led by Professor Lucretia Wright from Riverside City College.
Life coaching Workshops ended - The LEADERS ended their 6th and last last workshop, and now have the opportunity to have a life coach assigned to them if they want to continue with this work.

Last week the LARRP Outreach team was involved in two events:

The Expungement Clinic at Paving the Way in Lancaster on Tuesday, April 12th,

The LARRP team held an expungement clinic at Paving the Way Foundation in Lancaster. We worked with the PTW staff and the Los Angeles Public Defender's Office to help 13 individuals receive expungements. Every individual expressed their gratitude and happiness regarding the clinic. The event was catered by Gourmet Paper Plates and we were able to provide both food, drinks, and expungements - how exciting! This process was smooth and a wonderful experience traveling up to our Antelope Valley family.


Resource & Wellness Fair at CSU Northridge on Thursday, April 14th

The LARRP team hosted a table providing DOORS referrals, snacks, drinks, and LARRP swag. The team was able to network with several agencies in the Los Angeles and regional areas, conversations were had about future partnerships and collaborations as well as brainstorming of additional resources. The team was able to spread the word regarding LARRP membership and committees, each visitor seemed interested and excited - especially for the LARRP swag!

February 2022

LARRP L.E.A.D.E.R.S Training Academy - Second Cohort 2021-22

Leading, Engaging, Advocating, Demonstrating, Enhancing and Expanding Reentry Systems

LARRP is excited to announce that the LEADERS training academy is providing life coaching to this year's cohort as part of Project Candlestick, a program matching volunteer life coaches with people who were formerly incarcerated. LEADERS are being supported with monthly workshops to support them in setting and achieving their goals, as well as understanding what life coaching is and how it can complement their efforts.

The workshops are led by Matt Maxwell, the founder and head coach of Hearthstone Coaching and the author of How to Hold a Cockroach. Project Candlestick has recruited other professional life coaches to support the LEADERS with one-on-one life coaching sessions. We would also like to recognize Bonafidelife.org as a collaborative partner in Project Candlestick.

D.O.O.R.S

(Developing Opportunities And Offering Reentry Solutions)
Expansion to the Antelope Valley

DOORS is expanding to the Antelope Valley and will be holding Virtual Listening Sessions/Informationals

Every Monday January 24 -February 21
9:00 AM-10:00 AM
Permanent Zoom Meeting ID: 836-3062-3920 (No password required) Zoom call-in number: 1-669-900-9128

 

Community Reentry Center Orientations

Mondays 9 AM-10 AM
Temporarily via Zoom
3965 Vermont Ave. Los Angeles, Ca 90037 1St Floor, Room 136

Thursdays 2 PM-3 PM
VIA ZOOM

MEETING ID: 836-3062-3920 (No Password Required) CALL-IN NUMBER: 1-669-900-9128

2021 Updates

June Updates

Adopt a Bike

In collaboration with the Los Angeles Metro, Walk and Rollers, and other community-based organizations, LARRP participated in an initiative called Adopt a Bike where entities collaboratively came together to assist our communities. This event took place Friday, May 21st at the Los Angeles Union Station where community members got the opportunity to pick out a free bike of their choice. Community members were ecstatic to receive their new bikes! If you would like to partner up with LARRP contact info@lareentry.org

Visit to the D.O.O.R.S Center

This month we had the pleasure of having Supervisor Holly Mitchell, Judge Espinoza, and our very own Pastor Troy Vaughn visit the D.O.O.R.S center to share with Supervisor Mitchell the amazing collaborative efforts everyone is doing at the D.O.O.R.S Community Reentry Center. This collaboration between the Los Angeles Probation, Office of Diversion and Reentry, and diverse community-based organizations show what true partnership looks like to assist our reentry communities. If you would like to learn more about the D.O.O.R.S Center contact our Outreach and Engagement Coordinator Evelyn Garcia at evelyn@lareentry.org

May Updates

LARRP's COVID 19 Virtual Town Hall

On Monday April 19, 2021 LARRP sponsored a virtual town hall on COVID 19 on April 19th, featuring LARRP's Integrated Health committee co-chair, Dr. Etsemaye P. Agonafer with the collaboration of the LARRP LEADERS: Integrated Team. It was a very informative and engaged event.

Dr. Etsemaye gave an informative presentation about the COVID 19 virus and vaccines, and after the presentation the audience participated in the Q & A section.

See the Meeting Recording HERE Access Passcode: eJK&9XA

LARRP Reentry Wellness Hour

Last month LARRP conducted its very own first Reentry Wellness Hour in collaboration with The Pheonix, D.O.O.R.S Community Reentry Center, HOPICS, Office of Diversion and Reentry, and the Los Angeles County Probation Department.

The Phoenix, a sober active community that harnesses the transformative power of connection and movement, conducted an amazing workout that included meditation, yoga, and HIIT workouts for D.O.O.R.S clients, community service providers, and the broader community.

The D.O.O.R.S- HOPICS team gifted all participating D.O.O.R.S clients a $100 Visa gift card to thank them for being clients and participating in our event. The D.O.O.R.S Community Reentry Center also shared all of their wonderful resources offered at the center. Services offered include housing, employment opportunities, legal support, education, parenting classes, anger management classes, career counseling, and much more.

This is a prime example of the type of collaborative events LARRP puts together to bring our reentry communities together to support one another. If you're interested in learning more about the D.O.O.R.S Community Reentry Center contact Evelyn Garcia at evelyn@lareentry.org

April LARRP Updates

ReLINC- Restoring Lives, Investing, and Networking in Communities 
In collaboration with 211 Los Angeles County, Christ Centered Ministries, and Paving the Way Foundation we are looking for additional community service providers to join our ReLINC network to effectively service our reentry population. The current network is working collaboratively and receiving training on how to effectively service our population. All the efforts will be tracked by the innovative CarlinQ system that will track referrals, collaborations, and success rates. If you would like to join this network of community service providers contact Evelyn Garcia at evelyn@lareentry.org
Digital Exhibit Mervyn Dymally,
the Bridge-Builder of Los Angeles
LARRP's LEADERS Training Academy is proud to have collaborated with CAL State LA, Genea Richardson from the Integrated Health team and Lami J. Glenn from the Education team are featured as narrators of letters written to them from peers who are currently incarcerated. Both are providing testimonial accounts of being incarcerated during the COVID 19 pandemic and speak about the conditions and accounts of the measures, or lack thereof, taken in the California prison system to keep the people safe.
View the exhibit online HERE