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LARRP Committee Meetings

General Meeting

June 20, 2024,
10:00 - 11:30 am

Community Safety

June 12, 2024,
1:00-2:00 pm

Employment
Committee

June 26, 2024,
2:00pm - 3:30pm

Joint meeting with the Education Committee

Housing
Committee

May 24, 2024,
10:00 - 11:00 am

Education
Committee

June 26, 2024,
2:00pm - 3:30pm

Joint meeting with the Education Committee

Integrated Health

June 3, 2024,
2:00 pm

LARRP - AV

May 21, 2024
11:00-12:00 pm

Every Third Tuesday

LARRP Is Hiring!!!

Join Our Team!

3 Exciting Full Time Jobs Available:

 

Entre Nous is Hiring

The LA County Justice, Care and Opportunities Department's (JCOD) newest SECTOR program partner, EntreNous Youth Empowerment Services, Inc. JCOD’s SECTOR program provides skills training and paid work experience in high-growth sectors that offer career pathways and family-sustaining wages for people impacted by the justice system. EntreNous will provide training in Construction and Leisure & Hospitality to residents of the Compton and Willowbrook areas.

Entre Nous is HIRING now for:

JCOD is hiring! We currently have four positions open. We encourage you to share these listings with prospective candidates. Please see full information with links below:

 CLOSING FILING DATE: May 7, 2024 before 5:00 p.m. (PT)

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ARC Felony Expungement Clinic

Saturday May 18, 10am - 2pm
The Graff Lab
18318 Venice Blvd LA 90015

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ANWOL in-person legal clinic at DOORS

Wednesday, May 22, 2024, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
LA County DOORS Reentry Center, 3965 S. Vermont Ave, LA 90073

 

Center for Health Equity Virtual Training

Implicit Bias Mitigation
Thursday, May 23rd, 1:00pm – 3:00pm

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Center for Health Equity Virtual Training

Communicating for Racial Equity
Thursday, May 30th, 9:00am – 4:00pm

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FREE TAY Parenting Program

10-week parenting class, with a DCFS – eligible certificate for those completing all 10 weeks. This program is for parents or parent figures ages 18-24 with a history of justice involvement (past or current).

Begins May 8th, 2024 and will take place via Zoom on Wednesdays from 4pm-5:30pm. Those interested must RSVP

Care First Budget Survey

Imagine a budget for L.A. County that’s crafted by our communities, for our communities.
Instead of investing public money in systems that harm Black, Brown, and Indigenous communities, L.A. County can redirect investments towards resources that uplift, equip, and empower our marginalized communities.

Make your voice heard, Take the SURVEY

CHIPS Fellowship Program

We are excited to announce the first pilot for the CHIPS Fellows program at the University of Southern California. This fellowship focuses on upskilling workers to become semiconductor technicians. No prior experience is necessary, and the fellowship is paid.

More Info
Please complete the interest form by May 7th

Community Mediator Training

30 Hour Training
May 16, 17, 18, 31 and June 1
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

More info and register: send email to Volunteer@cys-la.org or call 310-680-3860

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

Even prosecutors agree: Bringing people home from prison can make communities safer

Sacramento Bee Opinion BY Phil Ting And Hillary Blout, April 30, 2024 5:00 AM

Assembly Bill 2942, a 2019 California law we crafted that allows district attorneys to revisit old cases in which the prison sentences were harsh and are no longer in the interest of justice. California’s re-sentencing law just makes sense — so much so, that four other states have passed similar laws.

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DCHS Celebrates Ribbon Cuttings For Crisis Care Centers

DHCS News Release, April 29, 2024

SACRAMENTO — The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) celebrated the addition of two new facilities that will provide lifesaving treatment for Californians with mental health and substance use disorders (SUD). This week saw two ribbon-cutting ceremonies that are bringing new prevention, treatment, and recovery facilities to Los Angeles and Sonoma counties, adding new capacity for much-needed drug and alcohol treatment programs, mental health wellness services, and recovery support. These are the first of many community treatment sites that are under construction now in 49 counties, and even more sites will be funded and built, thanks to recently approved Proposition 1 bonds, in 2025 and 2026.

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Restorative justice conference sparks synodal dialogue in San Diego

Black Catholic Messenger, Nate Tinner-Williams, April 27, 2024

Over 100 practitioners, formerly incarcerated persons, bishops, and other ministers gathered to promote themes of healing and mercy in criminal justice.

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4 L.A. County probation officers placed on leave due to continued violence at juvenile facility

KTLA5, by Travis Schlepp, Apr 26, 2024

The suspensions relate to multiple incidents of “youth-on-youth violence” at the embattled juvenile detainment facility in Downey, officials said.

Probation Department Chief Guillermo Viera Rosa said these suspensions are part of a concerted effort to “root out” staff that he says are responsible for perpetuating a “culture of violence, drugs, or abuse” at the county’s juvenile institutions.

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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?
Sacramento Legislation Updates

AB 1810 (Bryan) Update:

LARRP’s co-sponsored AB 1810 (Bryan), which requires more reliable and consistent access to menstrual products in jails and prisons in California, is still awaiting a final fiscal impact analysis to clarify the fiscal implications (cost of the services) before it is heard in the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

We are expecting the committee hearing to be on Thursday, May 16th. While the meeting will be held in person in Sacramento, there are 2 major ways you can help us support this bill. Read More

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 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.

LARRP COMMITTEES

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.

4th of July Community Safety Committee Blog

July 4, 2022

By Pastor Joe Paul, LARRP Vice President of Network Partnerships & Government Relations Last week, I was in a Chicago-based training where clergy learned how to better organize our community around community-based violence. During the same week, President Biden signed a gun bill package that will give more financial resources to typically underfunded organizations and…

LARRP Community Safety Committee Update

April 30, 2022

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…

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…

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.