LARRP Committee Meetings
July 21, 2022
July 20, 2022
July 21, 2022
July Meeting Cancelled!!
August 1, 2022
Project Return Peer Support Network
- Career Specialist, full-time
- Reentry Specialist, part-time
The Career Specialist needs to be bi-lingual. The Reentry Specialist has to have lived experience of incarceration. That is a plus and preferred for the Career Specialist also.
CFCI Listening Sessions
The Care First Community Investment Initiative has put together a draft spending plan for allocating millions in county funds to communities! See details below to attend a virtual listening session to weigh in on the top spending priorities. They are offering $20 gift cards for people who register and attend the entirety of the meeting.
Opioid Reversal (NARCAN) trainings
Each training is around an hour, with time to stay on for q&a. Please use link to register. As always, Narcan training will provide box (two doses) for anyone who completes training. (sent via mail)
- Tuesday June 28th, 10am: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUpf-yrqzsjEtZ_Y4Jcr1L09lbG8Hdf8Mq3
Apply To Be An Application Reviewer
Care First Community Investment (CFCI)/Non-CFCI Funding Opportunity Applications:
We are very excited to announce that Amity Foundation, as the Third-Party Administrator for the CFCI and Non-CFCI funds, is seeking community members who are willing to review applications for CFCI and Non-CFCI funds. To be selected, potential reviewers must apply through the application link below. Reviewers will receive a minimum $300 stipend as compensation for their time.
For more information or to apply, click here.
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES ARE LAUNCHING FOR CFCI PROGRAMS
The applications for Care First Community Investment (CFCI) funded programs is now open.
Full instructions, links to applications, and registration links for the upcoming instructional webinars (6/15 and 6/22) are available at
Questions may be emailed to email@example.com.
988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
The resources and information on this page are designed to help states, territories, tribes, mental health and substance use disorder professionals, and others looking for information on understanding the background, history, funding opportunities, and implementation resources for strengthening suicide prevention and mental health crisis services. 988 goes live on all devices on July 16, 2022.
Criminal justice reform groups say LA County budget shortchanges jail alternatives
LA Daily News,By Steve Scauzillo, June 22, 2022
Groups including Black Lives Matter-LA and Re-Imagine LA, held a rally demanding the county fully implement Measure J reforms
Governor Newsom’s CARE Court Proposal Moves Forward
Published: Jun 21, 2022
SACRAMENTO – On the heels of California awarding over half a billion dollars for housing and services serving people experiencing mental health and substance use crises, Governor Gavin Newsom’s CARE Court proposal today cleared a major legislative hurdle.
Governor Newsom issued the following statement on CARE Court legislation passing through the Assembly Judiciary Committee with overwhelming support:
“Mental illness. Substance abuse. Homelessness. These are all existential crises we have to address with urgency.
Column: No, the criminal justice reform movement isn’t dead. But it may need to grow up
LA Times, By Anita Chabria, June 9, 2022
...Voters’ rejection of Boudin does mean something and he may have even earned it, seemingly never having made the jump from winner to leader.
But races across the state were split when it came to criminal justice reform. There is no grand takeaway, other than the world has not recovered from a pandemic in its third year that has left us socially, economically and even physically off kilter — overwhelmed by drugs, mental illness and poverty, and unsure how to fix it all...
LARRP has the most extensive listing of reentry and criminal justice related news articles and reports in California.
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?
Policy Update, June 23, 2022
Thanks to those of you who wrote letters of support and opposition in our last action request! We wanted to circle back and let you know where those bills stand, and the others we have stood together on.
Isaac Bryan’s AB 1816, the Reentry Housing and Workforce Development Program, has passed through the California Senate Housing Committee and is moving to the Senate Appropriations Committee, which we hope will be the bill’s last stop before its final Floor vote in the State Senate. With your support we have made it this far, and we are asking you to continue reaching out to your State Senator (who you can find here) and asking them to vote in support of this bill when the floor votes.
We are still waiting to see what the fate of SB 1262, Senator Bradford’s bill which would expand public court records and access to criminal backgrounds checks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.