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October 5, 2015|

Governor Jerry Brown Signs SB 261!

SACRAMENTO, CA – The Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) applauds California Governor Jerry Brown for signing SB 261: Parole Review for Young Adults with Lengthy or Life Sentences on October 3, 2015, significantly strengthening California’s criminal justice system. Authored by Senator Loni Hancock (D-Berkeley), SB 261 passed the Senate and Assembly with strong bi-partison support. ARC sponsored SB 261 with Human Rights Watch (HRW). Co-sponsors included National Center for Youth Law (NCYL) and Youth Justice Coalition (YJC). Several statewide criminal justice reform advocates provided fundamental support. SB 261 also received backing from prominent Republicans, including former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and Founder [...]

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May 4, 2015|

Scott Budnick Appointed to Advisory Board of My Brother’s Keeper Alliance

NEW YORK, NY – Today, Scott Budnick, the Founder and President of the Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC), was appointed by President Obama to serve on the Advisory Council of the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance (MBK Alliance). The MBK Alliance is made up of a diverse group of leaders from across the country, including successful business leaders, high-profile entertainers, government officials, and leading nonprofit professionals, coming together to identify innovative solutions to eliminate gaps and increase achievement opportunities for boys and young men of color in America. The Alliance will focus on addressing these gaps from cradle to career, using evidence-based interventions from the community, private, [...]

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February 4, 2015|

ARC Hosts Rep. John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) for Dialogue on Youth Empowerment

LOS ANGELES, CA – On Saturday, February 7th, the Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC), InsideOUT Writers, the Brothers, Sons, Selves Coalition, the L.A. Opportunity Youth Collaborative and Manifest Works hosted Representative John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) for a dialogue around youth advocacy and empowerment. Rooted in each organization’s commitment to investing in system-affected youth, this event centered on providing young people with the tools needed to share their stories and advocate for policies that improve youth outcomes, both in their communities and across the U.S. One of our nation’s leading civil rights icons, Congressman Conyers has served the people of Southeast Michigan since 1965. Currently [...]

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September 29, 2014|

Governor Jerry Brown Signs AB 1276!

SACRAMENTO, CA – This past weekend California Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 1276 Youth Offenders: Security Placement authored by Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica). Members and leaders of the Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) co-sponsored this bill with Human Rights Watch and Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey. AB 1276 requires the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to conduct committee-based, specialized review for persons under the age of 22 entering prison.  This allows for special consideration of young people to be placed at a lower security level facility with increased access to education, self-help, and supportive programs.  This bill has the potential to dramatically change the lives of [...]

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