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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19 Jun 2017

$103 Million Dollars of Prison Funding Diverted to Community and Treatment Programs

Board Of State And Community Corrections Announces $103 Million Dollars For Community Diversion And Treatment Programs June 9, 2017 SACRAMENTO, CA – Yesterday, the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) announced $103 million dollars in grant awards for community diversion and treatment programs across California. Demonstrating the largest reallocation of prison budget funds to community-based programs, this is a historic opportunity for …

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31 Mar 2017

Voice your thoughts on the Prop. 57 Regulations!

Providing Public Comment on the Proposition 57 Emergency Regulations – The Proposition 57 Emergency Regulations have been released, and you can let CDCR know what you think! While there is much to be happy about, there are also areas of concern, such as the fact that many of the new credits are NOT retroactive. You may also have serious concerns …

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30 Mar 2017

“Pre-Probation” Supervision of Youth of Color With No Prior Court or Probation Involvement

Children’s Defense Fund-California, Youth Justice Coalition, Urban Peace Institute and Anti-Recidivism Coalition have joined together to voice concern about “voluntary supervision” by the Los Angeles Probation Department over youth who have no prior court or probation involvement. In their report, “WIC 236 – ‘Pre-Probation’ Supervision of Youth of Color With No Prior Court or Probation Involvement,” the youth advocacy organizations …

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04 Jan 2017

The Chronicle of Philanthropy: Rewriting the Script for Ex-Inmates

How a Hollywood Producer Shines a Spotlight on the Justice System Scott Budnick, a key player on the Hangover movies, sidelined his film career to go behind bars and help troubled young men turn their lives around. This article is available exclusively to Chronicle of Philanthropy subscribers. Visit the source link below to subscribe.

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25 Dec 2016

San Francisco Chronicle: A Door Back Into Society

By ARC Member Michael Mendoza America is known as the land of opportunity. But opportunity is not created equal. For some, theirs is the opportunity of inferior schools, violent neighborhoods, crime and unforgiving cycles of prison and recidivism. According to a report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics, when an inmate is released from state prison, that person has a …

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16 Dec 2016

CA FWD: Union Training Partnership Aims to Give Formerly Incarcerated More Than a Job

When Thomas Reese III was 15 years old, he made a poor decision that led to an 18 years to life sentence. After 17-1/2 years, he was released and needed to get his life on track. He found construction work, which kept him and his family afloat, but didn’t provide benefits or job security. He found a chance at a …

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09 Nov 2016

California Voters Pass Prop 57!

Last night, Californians took a huge step in the direction of a fairer justice system, and safer and healthier communities by voting in favor of Prop. 57! With over 65% of the vote, Californians chose to: 1) Protect our young people by mandating that judges, not prosecutors, determine whether a youth is best served in the juvenile or adult system. …

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16 Sep 2016

The Sacramento Bee: Group Founded by ‘Hangover’ Producer Aims to Reform Sacramento’s Juvenile Offenders

At the age of 11, West Sacramento native Michael Rizo first entered the juvenile justice system after he stole something from his neighbor’s yard. “I started messing up around elementary school, just started getting influenced by negative people,” Rizo said. In the years that followed, he moved in and out of foster care, often running away from home and living …

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18 Aug 2016

ARC’s Statement on Excessive Police Violence

On July 6 and 7, 2016, the world witnessed the shooting deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, adding to the growing list of African-Americans who have been killed by excessive and unnecessary force at the hands of law enforcement.  Their names have also been added to the growing list of African-Americans whose deaths have been captured by cell phone …

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