Archive for June, 2014

June 21st, 2-5pm at USC – Youth Justice Coalition / FREE LA High School Graduation and Celebration

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

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Please send NEW Letter Of Support for AB1756 re Juvenile Record-Sealing by Tuesday, June 10

Friday, June 6th, 2014

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Thank you for all your letters and calls to pass AB1756 out of the Assembly.

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.

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

Please continue to support AB 1756. Send a NEW letter of support to Senator Loni Hancock, Chair of the Senate Education Committee, by Tuesday, June 10th.

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Senator Loni Hancock
Chair, Senate Public Safety Committee
Sacramento, CA 95814
Via Fax:  (916) 445-4688

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

Dear Senator Hancock,

[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.

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Juvenile records create barriers to employment, housing and education for too many young people. An unsealed juvenile record can appear on a background check, and lead to an unfair …

YJC’s Voters’ Guide for LA County Sheriff

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

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Young people of color – ages 13 – 24 – are the population most targeted for stop and frisk and ticketing on both the streets and public transportation; the population most likely to be killed by deputies’ gunfire; the population with the highest rates of arrest, detention and incarceration; the population most targeted by law enforcement for gang injunctions and gang labeling (on the CalGang Database); as well as the population suffering the highest rates of unemployment and underemployment. No population has more to gain or lose in the election of LA County’s new Sheriff.

The Youth Justice Coalition co-sponsored two Sheriffs’ Debates during which we were able to get answers to questions that youth and their families identified as most important to the safety and well-being of young people.

Click here to download the YJC’s Voter’s Guide. The voter’s guide contains the candidates’ responses.

Polls are open Tuesday June 3rd, from 7am – 8pm.

To find your voting location and a sample ballot, go to: https://lavote.net/locator/