Bail Out

September 30, 2019

When we say we want due process afforded to us we’re not asking you to bail us out of our responsibility to face the charges against us as you might say. We’re asking not to be locked up in a cage simply because we can’t afford the bail like some others can, even if they have the same charges, because they can pay. Because when we create systems that work against the purpose of its original intent and become unfair … Read More

LARRP Receives Two Awards from the California Community Reinvestment Grant (CalCRG)

September 30, 2019

“The California Community Reinvestment Grants program moves our community in the right direction, by helping us to begin addressing the biggest challenges in our communities ourselves. When we infuse resources into marginalized communities, we empower them to inspire, build and lift themselves up; because those that are most impacted by the system, are also those that have the greatest chance of changing the system.”  – Troy F. Vaughn We are thrilled to share with you all that LARRP was awarded two … Read More

Walls

September 4, 2019

Poetic Justice Series A New Series by LARRP Executive Director TROY VAUGHN WALLS Why do we create walls? To protect us or reject them?  To keep people out or to help people stay in? Are walls always seen, or can they be invisible to the eye; and we don’t know  where they end or even begin? Maybe the walls are really erected in our hearts, so that we can’t see our fellow man and they help us to more easily … Read More

LARRP’s Legislative Reentry Lobby Day with the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights

August 31, 2019

On Wednesday, August 14, 2019, LARRP Policy Coordinator Joseph Petitt traveled to Sacramento to participate in the 2019 Ella Baker Center for Human Rights Lobby Day!  The day started with meeting at the Sacramento SEIU Office Center, which was kicked off with a welcome from Zachary Norris of the Ella Baker Center and Public Safety Chair, Senator Nancy Skinner. Then the EBC Policy team gave an overview on bills and brief training on meeting with Senators and Assembly members, assembled … Read More

June 30, 2019

LARRP July Spotlight This month LARRP spotlights new member, the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law, and their work with system impacted women, where they provide free individual legal advice, counselling and representation for women in custody and other family matters. Motivated by the unmet needs of incarcerated women, the fastest growing jailed population, the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law is committed to utilizing its resources and experience to engage in efforts positively affecting these ignored women and their … Read More

June 3, 2019

Did you feel it?, Reentry got shaken up! It was an inspiring day!  On May 30th, 2019, nearly 1000 Los Angeles County reentry stakeholders gathered in Montebello, CA for the first ever regional reentry convening, hosted by the LA County Probation Department and supported by LARRP. The “Shaking Up Reentry” conference represented a launching point for a new government-community relationship and mutual commitment to work more collaboratively to solve our most pressing reentry challenges using a trauma-informed approach.  Making space … Read More

March 29, 2019

LARRP’s March General Meeting     LARRP’s March General Meeting was rocking and packed!     It kicked off with a moving personal impact story by Riley Gude, brother of LARRP co-founder Lynne Lyman. Riley is a participant in the CSH Speak Up! Program, and this was his first time sharing his story publicly. Riley made jokes and talked about his life long addiction, years of homelessness, and cycling in and out of jail, rehabs, and mental hospitals. Through the … Read More

LARRP Executive Director Troy Vaughn recognized at BOS

March 4, 2019

Co-Chairs Stephen Larson, Esq. Troy Vaughn of LARRP, were recognized by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, January 29th for their leadership on the Blue Ribbon Commission on Public Safety. As part of Troy’s role on the commission he was able to secure an additional ten seats for community stakeholders! Read the Recomendations

National Expungement Week (Oct 22-27)

November 29, 2018

LARRP was proud to participate in National Expungement Week by hosting a free legal clinic at LA Trade Tech College last Sunday October 27, as part of a Cannabis Expo organized by the National Diversity and Inclusion Cannabis Alliance (NDICA), which seeks to help people of color and other impacted communities enter the booming cannabis industry. Here’s a picture from the event featuring guest author below Sugar Kopplin Easley, who volunteered at Sunday’s clinic after receiving expungement services at a … Read More

LIBERATION

July 18, 2017

My final perquisite is that of LIBERATION. One of the greatest liberators and liberation movements in history was that of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights movement during the 1960s. We should take stock of those times and learn from them, because the struggle for liberation is as real today as it was then. I would love to say that the efforts of Dr. King and others that served with him paved the way for complete … Read More

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