Archive for April, 2014

LA County Sheriff Candidates’ Debates Sunday (4/13/14) and Monday (4/14/14)

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

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Come out tomorrow and Monday for our next opportunity to push for change within the LA County Sheriffs’ Department.   

YOUTH JUSTICE COALITION

PRIORITY CHANGES FOR LA COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT 

 

GANG DATABASE AND INJUNCTIONS

1.     Full implementation of SB458 – signed by Governor and became state law in January – guaranteeing all youth under 18 notification when they are put in the gang database; to notify their parents also; to guarantee the right to appeal; and uphold their right to be notified when they are removed.

2.     Declare a moratorium on new gang injunctions and work with DA to limit all current gang injunctions to no more than 2 additional years.

3.     Release data on stop and frisk – by race, age, gender, zip code and results – and address its overuse on youth of color.

 

USE OF FORCE / MISCONDUCT

1.     Appeal to State Attorney General, Kamala Harris, to appoint a Special Prosecutor to investigate and – if needed – prosecute officer-involved shootings, use of force and alleged charges of misconduct in LA County.

 

2.     Develop a community oversight commission with authority to investigate deputy involved shootings, accusations of misconduct and community complaints; determine discipline of deputies involved; …

Please send NEW Letter Of Support for AB1756 re: Juvenile Record-Sealing

Monday, April 7th, 2014

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Thank you for all your letters and calls. On Tuesday, March 25th, AB 1756 passed out of the Assembly Public Safety Committee!!!

AB 1756, the Starting Over Strong bill, seeks to eliminate the fee for juvenile record sealing and make the record sealing remedy equally accessible to all California youth. Specifically, AB 1756 will make non-707(b) offenses mandatorily sealable at the time that juvenile court jurisdiction terminates.

Now that we are out of the Public Safety Committee, the bill goes next to the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

Please continue to support AB 1756. Send a NEW letter of support to Mike Gatto, the Chair of Assembly Appropriations, by Wednesday, April 16th. You can use the sample letter here. THANK YOU!!!

[SUPPORTING ORGANIZATION’S LETTERHEAD]

[DATE]

The Honorable Mike Gatto
Chair, Assembly Appropriations Committee
State Capitol, Sacramento, CA 95814
Via fax: 916-319-2181

RE: SUPPORT FOR AB 1756 “STARTING OVER STRONG” (SKINNER)

Dear Assemblymember Gatto,

[SUPPORTING ORGANIZATION] strongly supports AB 1756. This bill improves economic outcomes for California’s youth and, in so doing, protects public safety by eliminating an unnecessary barrier to reentry for youth who are eligible for and seeking the juvenile record sealing remedy.

[ADD BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF SUPPORTING ORGANIZATION AND

Get Heard by Candidates for LA County Sheriff – April 13th SF Valley and April 14th South Central LA

Monday, April 7th, 2014

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