15 Jun 2019

ARC Announces Sam Lewis As Next Executive Director

The Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) has selected Sam Lewis as its next Executive Director. Sam is an ARC member and Director of Inside Programs, a first-of-its kind initiative that he built from scratch. A former life prisoner himself, Sam oversees our Hope & Redemption Team (HART), nine former lifers who go back into California state prisons to provide hope, to demonstrate that …

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23 Mar 2019

Ventura Training Center (VTC) Inaugural Class Graduates

Congratulations to the graduates of Ventura Training Center’s first class (01-19)! We are so proud of all your work and accomplishments! Thanks to our partners CALFIRE, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), and California Conservation Corps (CCC) for leading this innovative venture to train and develop participants for careers in firefighting, emergency response, and resource conservation. Thank you to all …

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18 Mar 2019

Read on Medium: Interview with Nicole Jeong, Reentry Attorney, Root & Rebound

Nicole Jeong is Root & Rebound’s Reentry Attorney and Manager of Southern California Partnerships. As a result of this partnership, it is our pleasure to have Nicole in our office to provide legal aid to ARC members as they navigate the many barriers they face post-incarceration. Shaka Senghor, Executive Director of ARC, spoke with Nicole about her work. Read the full piece …

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30 Sep 2018

ARC Criminal Justice Reforms Signed Into Law

We are thrilled to inform you that Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a series of bills that will create a more just system, improve public safety, and bring hope to thousands of incarcerated men, women and their loved ones across California. ARC co-sponsored four of these measures (SB 1391, SB 1437, SB 439, and AB 2138), working alongside tireless …

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11 Jul 2018

Anti-Recidivism Coalition and Root & Rebound Announce New Partnership to Expand Reentry Legal Services in Southern California

July 11, 2018 – The Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) and Root and Rebound (R&R) are thrilled to announce a new partnership – the Southern California Reentry & Advocacy Project – that will pair comprehensive reentry support with high-quality legal services to ensure that individuals returning home from incarceration to Los Angeles County are able to live healthy, fulfilling lives, breaking the …

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24 Apr 2018

ARC Announces Shaka Senghor as its New Executive Director

April 24, 2018 Dear ARC Friends and Allies, Over the last year, as our organization planned for the transition of our Founder Scott Budnick, the Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) has undergone an extensive and thoughtful search to identify its next Executive Director. With guidance from our outstanding Board of Directors, ARC worked with Koya Leadership Partners and gathered valuable insight and …

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13 Dec 2017

ECMC Grantee Spotlight Highlighting the Anti-Recidivism Coalition

The following article series, developed by the ECMC Foundation, highlights the Foundation’s support of ARC’s Second Chance Union Training Program. See the full series here. By Mai Tran 12/12/17 – In 2016, ECMC Foundation partnered with the Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) and funded its pilot, the Second Chance Union Training Program. Comprehensive and lasting 12 weeks, the pre-apprenticeship program combines career and technical …

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04 Dec 2017

CDCR Update: Re-Notice of the Proposition 57 Regulations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Vicky Waters November 29, 2017 (916) 445-4950 CDCR Issues Amended Proposition 57 Regulations SACRAMENTO – Today, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) published a re-notice of the Proposition 57 regulations. The public will be given a 15-day period to submit comments on these revisions. The revised regulations are the result of a previous public …

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09 Nov 2017

What It Feels Like to Be a Teen in Solitary Confinement

Ending The Practice Is A Big Deal For Juvenile Justice Reform Jennifer Gerson Uffalussy Jaki Murillo was 12 years old when she first entered the juvenile justice system in California. When she was 9, she tells Teen Vogue, she was arrested for making “terrorist threats” after telling a teacher that she was going to send her uncles to hurt the teacher; …

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09 Nov 2017

Woman to Watch: Film director and philanthropist Patty Jenkins

Arturo Garcia October 28, 2017 Before the 2017 release of the blockbuster hit “Wonder Woman,” screenwriter and director Patty Jenkins was relatively unknown. Her climb to success is an inspiration not only to those who aspire to work in the film industry but to all women as well. She may have experienced a slow start. However, it was a steady …

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08 Nov 2017

Los Angeles Board Of Supervisors Votes To Launch ‘Historic’ Juvenile Diversion Plan

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to adopt an ambitious plan to divert thousands of the county’s youth away from the juvenile and criminal justice systems, connecting them instead to a comprehensive array of supportive services. Speakers stepped to the microphones to declare their ardent support for the 78-page report, “A Roadmap for Advancing …

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25 Oct 2017

He Went to Prison for Life at 17. More Than 20 Years Later, His Life Started Over

October 18, 2017 On a summer evening in late June, a few months after he was paroled on what was supposed to be a life sentence, Tyree Dabney returned to the corner of 45th and Western. The West Liquor and the parking lot with the payphones were gone, the doughnut shop was a cash advance place, and there was a …

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