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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16 Oct 2017

October 16th, 2017 Sheinelle Jones sits down with Variety’s ‘Power of Women’ panel

Sheinelle Jones sat down with Octavia Spencer, Priyanka Chopra and “Wonder Woman” director Patty Jenkins to hear how they’re using their talents to empower others. Sheinelle says the best piece of advice she took from the ladies was to be true to yourself.

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13 Oct 2017

Juvenile justice groups celebrate new California laws to ease punishment, criminal fines for young people

Oct. 12, 2017, 11:42 a.m. California Legislature Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed nine bills to aid young people facing charges and serving time, a victory for a statewide coalition of criminal justice groups that brought together celebrities and former youth offenders in a push to divert children from a path to prison. The new laws will increase parole opportunities and ease …

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12 Oct 2017

Governor Brown Signs Historic Package of Criminal Justice Reform Legislation

Governor Brown Signs Historic Package of Criminal Justice Reform Legislation Dear Supporters, We are thrilled to inform you that Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law a series of bills that will significantly improve public safety and bring hope to thousands of incarcerated men, women and their loved ones across California. ARC Founder and President Scott Budnick recognized the significance …

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11 Oct 2017

Patty Jenkins Funnels Ideas of Female Empowerment Into Anti-Recidivism Efforts

After making the 2003 independent film “Monster,” about serial killer Aileen Wuornos, director Patty Jenkins started to correspond with prisoners around the country. “I became educated in how incredibly difficult it can be for people to get out of prison — even when they are innocent, even when they are reformed,” she says. “The world brands a person a prisoner forever.” While …

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09 Oct 2017

This California Bill Would Erase Life Without Parole Sentences for Juveniles

by Michael Fitzgerald October 3, 2017 A bill awaiting California Governor Jerry Brown’s signature would end mandatory, life-in-prison sentences for youth offenders in the state. Under the proposed law, Senate Bill 394, anyone under the age of 18 with a life sentence now or in the future would be entitled to a parole hearing by their 25th year of incarceration. It …

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09 Oct 2017

Fusion Partners With The Anti-Recidivism Coalition To Launch Internship Program For Formerly Incarcerated Youth

9/19/2017 11:00 AM FUSION today announced a partnership with the Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) to create an internship program that will provide opportunities for recently incarcerated youth. The six month program will provide participants with a chance to learn the basics of multiplatform storytelling including how to write, research, produce, and edit a video report. While participants will work with TV …

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28 Aug 2017

ATTN Video on Education and Incarceration

In the below video from ATTN: ARC member Charles Anderson advocates for education in prisons, sharing the impact education had on his life while he was incarcerated.   https://www.facebook.com/ATTNVideo/videos/1745180242453596/

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01 Aug 2017

02.27.17 Chamber and Anti-Recidivism Coalition Jail Tour

On Monday, the Chamber gave an insider’s look at the L.A. County’s youth detention center, Central Juvenile Hall to Chamber board members, non-profit partners and funders, and business organizations working with the Chamber on smart justice efforts. Participants joined in an in-depth conversation around helping youth succeed through education and rehabilitation. Co-hosted by the Anti-Recidivism Coalition, this one-of-a-kind experience provided …

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01 Aug 2017

Russell Simmons & Nick Cannon Boost 1st Stop Of Van Jones’ WE RISE TOUR Powered By #LoveArmy

July 31, 2017 | 6:45 PM by skandyba Hollywood, CA – In 2008, concert giant Live Nation resurrected the historic venue Hollywood Palladium with an epic JAY-Z concert attended by celebrities including former Laker Derek Fisher, iHeartMedia personality Big Boy and current L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti. It’s only fitting that on July 26, the venue – via a partnership with Roc Nation – …

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17 Jul 2017

Rapper Common plans free Sacramento concert to promote criminal justice reform

JULY 17, 2017 5:00 AM BY ANITA CHABRIA achabria@sacbee.com Rapper, actor and activist Common will perform a free concert on Capitol Mall next month to raise awareness about criminal justice reform and push for the passage of three bills in the California Legislature that would give more rights to juvenile offenders and revamp the state’s bail system. The show is …

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