LA County Moves Towards Justice

November 11, 2020

Published in the newsletter November 5, 2020   “The moral arc of the universe is long, but it bends towards justice.” Martin Luther King Jr., 1965 Tuesday was a good day for justice in Los Angeles County, and across the state. While we all wait for every vote to be counted to determine who the…

LARRP is Participating in the Returning Citizens Stimulus Program

June 30, 2020

LARRP is Participating in the Returning Citizens Stimulus Program LARRP was fortunate to be included in a new program to get recently released people privately funded stimulus stipends. This excellent new program out of the Center for Employment Opportunities, seeks to support individuals who have been released from incarceration in the past 12 months and…

LARRP Members Care for the Most Vulnerable During COVID-19

April 29, 2020

LARRP Member Organizations Care for the Most Vulnerable During COVID-19 For our May Spotlight we are highlighting 4 LARRP Member Organizations that are working to house and care for the increased amount of people who are being released from jail and prison daily. This is a monumental task that nearly every member of our community…

Troy’s End of 2019 Message

January 2, 2020

As the year, and the decade, come to a close, I reflect on how far we have come. I encourage us all to keep the momentum going for the criminal justice reform successes we have collectively secured across our nation. LA County, our home, our place of service, the defacto 7th largest state, and home…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Post Archives