01 Oct 2020

Governor Gavin Newsom Signs Criminal Justice Legislation Into Law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 1, 2020 Contact: Nicholas Reiner, Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC), (213) 607-2583, nreiner@antirecidivism.org Governor Gavin Newsom Signs Criminal Justice Legislation Into Law The reforms include protecting youth in police custody and pairing an oversight plan with the closure of the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).  SACRAMENTO, CA –  Governor Gavin Newsom signed several criminal justice bills into law …

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29 Aug 2020

Statement from Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) on Change of Leadership at California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR)

On behalf of the 1,600 ARC members throughout the state of California and thousands of our community members still incarcerated in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), we thank outgoing Secretary of Corrections Ralph Diaz for his service and devotion to rehabilitation of incarcerated people.  We are grateful for Secretary Diaz’s commitment to reforming and improving the current …

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27 Aug 2020

$30 Million Public-Private Partnership Launched to Support Returning Citizens, as California Urgently Reduces Prison Populations to Curb Impact of COVID-19

Philanthropies and nonprofits partner with the State of California and Governor Gavin Newsom to provide much-needed reentry services  SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 27, 2020) — Today, as COVID-19 spreads through prisons and jails, philanthropies and nonprofits joined the State of California and Governor Gavin Newsom to announce “Returning Home Well”,  a new public-private partnership that provides essential services — like housing, …

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18 Aug 2020

ARC August 2020 Inside Newsletter

Dear Members of our Community, The newest edition of our quarterly Inside Newsletter, sent to thousands of individuals inside California prisons and facilities, is now available! You can read it HERE.  Thank you for reading, Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC)

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31 May 2020

Statement from Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) on killing of George Floyd

Our community is filled with alternating rage and sadness for the family of George Floyd in the wake of his brazen killing by Minneapolis police. We stand in solidarity and protest with people who are victims of state violence. At ARC, we believe communities and individuals are stronger when they are safe, healthy, and whole. Further, we see clearly how …

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02 Apr 2020

ARC March 2020 Inside Newsletter

Dear Members of our Community, The newest edition of our quarterly Inside Newsletter, sent to thousands of individuals inside California prisons and facilities, is now available! You can read it HERE.  Thank you for reading, Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC)

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17 Mar 2020

ARC Virtual Fireside Chat – March 20th

Join Executive Director, Sam Lewis, and other ARC leaders this Friday at 12:00pm PT for our first-ever Virtual Fireside Chat. You’ll hear from speakers who themselves have been incarcerated during a lockdown, who know firsthand what some of our most vulnerable community members are experiencing right now. We will discuss what ARC is doing to keep our community members (including …

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25 Jul 2019

Read if you were incarcerated at Lynwood (CRDF) Between 2008-2015

Hello ARC Community, Please read the following LA Times story about the record settlement for thousands of women humiliated during strip searches in LA County’s Women’s Jail. Please also see below if you might have been impacted by this settlement. If you were incarcerated at Lynwood (CRDF) and have questions about the class action settlement for strip searches, please reach …

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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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04 Jun 2019

NFL Selects ARC As Recipient of Social Justice Grant, Part of #InspireChange Platform

As part of its ongoing Inspire Change platform, the National Football League today announced that eight social justice organizations are receiving grants, as approved by the joint NFL owner-player working group. ARC is one of the organizations receiving a grant. The grants, which total nearly $2 million, are part of a $20 million commitment from the NFL and its teams to …

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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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