Policy Update

On September 27, the Board of Supervisors will vote on a motion that would look into creating a new mental health jail.

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LARRP Committee Meetings

General Meeting

October 20, 2022, 10:00 am

Employment:

November 16, 2022
2:00 - 3:30pm

Housing:

November 17, 2022
1:30 pm

Education Committee:

October 6, 2022,
4:00PM - 5:30 PM

Integrated Health:

October 3, 2022, 2:00 pm

Department ofYouth Development

The Department  is now officially looking to grow its team to help fully realize the vision of Youth Justice Reimagined.

  1. Youth Development Ambassador 
  2. Youth Development Specialist 
  3. Youth Development Supervisor 

For more information, please contact Kelly Ty at KTy@hr.lacounty.gov or (213) 351-2929

LA Room & Board is HIRING!!!

LA Room & Board was recently awarded nearly $43 million dollars in grant funding (through Project Homekey 2.0) to acquire and operate two new housing facilities in Boyle Heights (Dunamis House) and East Hollywood (Excelsior House) Additionally, we’re piloting a new program for nearly 20 students in Hollywood and still operating the Opportunity House This means we’ll be operating housing programs at 4 locations across Los Angeles.

For More Info: jobs@larnb.org

 

Metro Bus Operator Hiring Event

Saturday, August 27th, 8am-1pm
LA Valley College, 5800 Fulton Ave, Valley Glen, CA 91401

We boast a $3,000 sign-on bonus for those qualified candidates!

LEARN MORE

Black Construction Workers Life Skills

Every Tuesday Starting September 6
6-7 pm

Given by, PDA Foundation
Southside Christian Church,
3947W. 104th Street, Inglewood, CA, 90303

More info: 310-910-0060

Justice on Trial Film Festival


SAVE THE DATE
Saturday, October 29th & Sunday, October 30th

The Justice on Trial Film Festival highlights justice-impacted people by exposing the injustices of incarceration and exploring solutions through films and panel discussions.

The Justice on Trial Film Festival will be held at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California.

MORE INFORMATION

OVP Community Partnership Council seeking Members for the next cohort

The first cohort of Community Partnership Council members has now completed their initial term, and we are opening up applications for interested community members to participate in the next cohort of the Council.

MORE INFO

APPLICATION (Due by Friday, October 7, 2022)

The Department of Economic Opportunity is reaching out now to engage youth and ask Los Angeles County businesses to partner in helping highly motivated young adults establish lifelong careers in entertainment, healthcare, hospitality, information technology, transportation and other high-growth and emerging industries. 100% of youth wages covered.

More information and applications can be found here
For youth or here For businesses:  or please  email 

Skid Row Housing Trust

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LARRP has the most extensive listing of reentry and criminal justice related news articles and reports in California.

New LASD Whistleblower Tells Of The Sheriff’s Budget Manipulations, Rigged Promotions, & An Alarming Array Of Other Forms Of Corruption

WitnessLA, by Celeste Fremon, August 30, 2022

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Column: Violent crime is spiking in Trump’s California. These counties blame everyone but themselves

LA Times By Anita Chabria, Aug. 26, 2022

Some fault criminal justice reform for increasing rates of violent crime. But homicides in California increased the most in places with hard-line policies.

Deeper in the data, released Thursday by state Atty. Gen. Rob Bonta, is a more complicated story, one that defies those easy narratives of a failed California with its recklessly unsafe efforts at criminal justice reform. The biggest risks for homicides came in conservative counties with iron-fist sheriffs and district attorneys

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Sheriff Villanueva in tight race as challenger Robert Luna has edge in new poll

LA Times, By Alene Tchekmedyian, Aug. 21, 2022

Retired Long Beach Police Chief Robert Luna has an early edge over incumbent Alex Villanueva in the runoff for Los Angeles County sheriff, with support for the candidates falling largely along political lines, according to a new poll by UC Berkeley co-sponsored by the Los Angeles Times...

The poll also found significant support for a measure recently added to the November ballot that would give the county’s Board of Supervisors the power to force out a sitting sheriff. According to the poll, 52% of voters said they support the idea, while 22% said they would vote against it. The rest were undecided.

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More Than Half a Million People in Prison May Soon Be Able to Afford College

Vera Institute for Justice, Nicholas Turner President & Director, Aug 23, 2022

For the first time in nearly three decades, all academically eligible incarcerated people—regardless of sentence length or offense—will soon be able to apply for federal aid for the 2023-2024 academic year.

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The LARRP Policy and Advocacy Committee seeks to be a resource to inform and mobilize the reentry community around critical reentry policy issues and leverage the expertise of practitioners and impacted people into the policy making process.

The Committee will develop and advocate for the passage and implementation of legislative and administrative policies that improve opportunities for formerly incarcerated or convicted people, their families and communities, and the community-based agencies that serve them.

Committee work will be guided and prioritized by 3 questions:

  • Will it have a direct impact on the lives of impacted people?
  • Does it address reentry systems or services?
  • Does it reduce racial discrimination in the criminal legal system?

August 31, 2022

LARRP’S policy work in the month of August had some incredible victories and some very unfortunate losses, but we are proud of the work we have completed and want to thank you for your outreach and advocacy efforts along the way.

Read the entire update

Victory update- Charter Amendment for Sheriff Accountably!

The LARRP team would like to provide a small update on the Vote that occurred yesterday.
Supervisors Mitchell, Solis, and Kuehl, the Board of Supervisors just voted 4-1 to pass the motion that will begin the month-long process to refer to the voters for the November 8, 2022 general election our charter amendment proposal for common sense checks and balances and accountability of the sheriff.

Shout out to Sam Lewis for powerful public comment and being the amazing advocate you are!

READ MORE for background and further action

LARRP Membership  is open to any person or agency with an interest in reentry in Los Angeles County and whose interests are aligned with the LARRP mission. This would include, but not limited to, formerly incarcerated or convicted people and their families; reentry providers, advocates and researchers; government agencies; schools; faith-based agencies; youth oriented organizations; service clubs; neighborhood councils; and elected officials.

LARRP has 3 classes of paid membership:

  • $50 – Individual
  • $250 – Small Organization (Annual budget under $500,000)
  • $500 – Large Organization (Annual budget $500,000 +)

LARRP has two classes of non-paid participants

  • Currently incarcerated individuals
  • Individuals, government agencies, and other entities that do not choose to join LARRP, but support LARRP’s mission and would like to be engaged and involved with LARRP and its members.

LARRP is a network of public, community and faith-based agencies and advocates working together to ensure that our reentry system meets the needs of our agencies, communities, and the people we serve, both in terms of capacity and public policy.

The Los Angeles Regional Reentry Partnership (LARRP) is the only countywide network of reentry focused non-profit organizations, public agencies, and advocates that works to ensure that our reentry system meets the needs of our agencies, communities, and the people we serve, both in terms of capacity and public policy.

Since 2011, LARRP has been building a locally rooted reentry movement to advance positive change for millions of formerly incarcerated and convicted (FIC) Angelinos and build public will for greater equity in the criminal justice system. Since inception, LARRP has worked tirelessly to increase funding for housing, health, and social services for the FIC people and those who serve them.

LARRP is a project of Community Partners.

LARRP COMMITTEES

Public Safety

The aim of  of the Community Safety Committee is to:

  • SEED change by identifying drivers of violence;
  • NURTURE the work by inclusively engaging a broad and diverse group of stakeholders in a balanced and democratic conversation about approaches to addressing violence;
  • HARVEST the fruit of the work by defining an approach to systems change that can be implemented, evaluated, and shared.
Education Committee

The mission of the Education Committee is to:

  • BUILD BRIDGES from corrections to college in Southern California by providing a framework and opportunity for information and resource sharing for individuals and programs that support educational opportunities for the reentry population.
  • Enhance the educational experience by linking academics, business, and the reentry community.
  • Promote restorative justice, support partnerships, network, share resources, and encourage and celebrate educational excellence.
    Convene periodically to discuss progress, evaluate goals, and develop plans.
integrated Health Committee

The Mission of the Integrated Health Committee is to:

  • CONVENE re-entry stakeholders dedicated to improving the comprehensive mental health, physical health, and the substance use needs of the reentry population by addressing inequity across systems of care and increasing access to care.
Housing Committee

The LARRP Housing Committee focuses on:

  • UNDERSTANDING the housing and homeless services landscape
  • IDENTIFYING interim and permanent housing solutions for the reentry population.
  • TRACKING policies and guidelines that impact formerly incarcerated individual’s ability to access housing subsidies and resources.

Rest In Power: Our Friend and Colleague Joe Maizlish

April 1, 2022

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.…

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

March 28, 2022

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…

Spotlight: Tapestry of Friendship with Mark Faucette

February 1, 2022

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…

A Decade of Success

November 26, 2021

  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…

LARRP L.E.A.D.E.R.S.

The L.E.A.D.E.R.S. Training Academy is a project funded by CCJBH; Council on Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health. Its' purpose is to provide capacity to the formerly incarcerated, the people who have been closest to the problem but the furthest away from the solutions.

D.O.O.R.S Community Reentry Center

The Office of Diversion and Reentry partnered to open DOORS (Developing Opportunities and Offering Reentry Solutions) Community Reentry Center located at 3965 Vermont Ave. in Los Angeles. DOORS provides many supportive services to address and assist the reentry community and their families. These services are provided in a welcoming environment by county partners and community-based organizations that are considered leaders in the reentry work and experienced professionals with high risk communities. Services offered include housing, employment, educational services,legal aid, mental health assessments, healing through the arts, and substance use health and counseling.