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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Loyalty

March 25, 2017

This week I wanted to continue our conversation about race relations in America.  This is the second of three blogs in a series I’m calling “Love, Loyalty and Liberation: Prerequisites for Restoring Race Relations in America.” The problems of equality faced by America today are many, but none more prevalent than that of my second…

“Love, Loyalty and Liberation: Prerequisites for Restoring Race Relations in America”

March 9, 2017

I was thinking the other day about all the tension that’s in this country about race relations, and was wondering what can be done to improve it. I decided to write about it, and this is the first of three blogs in a series I’m calling “Love, Loyalty and Liberation: Prerequisites for Restoring Race Relations…