Archive for April, 2016

This Weekend: Please Help Get Youth Justice on California’s Fall 2016 Ballot

Saturday, April 30th, 2016

YJC keep youth out of adult prisons collect signatures

To California’s Youth and Community Justice Community,

Thank you for all you are doing to qualify the HISTORIC California Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act for the 2016 California ballot!!!  This law will eliminate the power of District Attorneys to direct file youth under the age of 18 into adult court; rename “fitness hearings” as “transfer hearings,” and shifts burden of proof for an adult court transfer from youth to Prosecutor.  It also increases opportunities for good time credits for many people in prison to bring people home earlier.

As you know, we need nearly 600,000 signatures to qualify for the ballot, and 1,000,000 signatures to be safe – since many signatures we turn in could be disqualified due to problems such as a change in address, a slight difference in a signature from the voter registration form, or problems with the state’s voter registration system that unfairly eliminates voters from the rolls.

We only have a few more days to collect signatures!!!  Please help us with the last big outreach effort this weekend.  There are a lot of ways to get involved:

1.  To help collect signatures on Saturday, April 30 come through to Chuco’s Justice Center on April 30…

Fax in Your Letter for FREE Student Transportation-By Today, 4/7/16 at 4:00PM

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

Pass AB 1572 Banner YJC Bus Pass 4.7.16

PASS AB 1572 Flyer Bus Pass YJC April 2016

 

PLEASE HELP US PASS AB 1572 (CAMPOS) TO GUARANTEE LOW INCOME YOUTH ACROSS CALIFORNIA ACCESS TO TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM SCHOOL. TOGETHER, WE CAN ELIMINATE THE THREAT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT STOPS, ARRESTS AND FINES; REDUCE SCHOOL LATENESS AND ABSENTEEISM; INCREASE GRADUATION RATES, AND PROVIDE FOR A SAFER TRANSPORTATION ROUTE FOR STUDENTS.

1. PRINT THE LETTER BELOW ON YOUR LETTERHEAD WITH YOUR ORG INFO ADDED – SEE SECTIONS IN RED.
2. SIGN IT AND FAX IT TO CA STATE ASSEMBLY PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE, (916) 319-2187 BY 4PM TODAY.
3. E-MAIL US A COPY AT kim@youth4justice.org, SO WE CAN MAKE SURE YOUR LETTER MADE IT IN.

THANK YOU!!!
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April 7, 2016

The Honorable Patrick O’Donnell
Chair, Assembly Education Committee
1020 N Street, Room 159
Sacramento, California 95814
Fax: (916) 319-2187

Re: Assembly Bill 1572 (Campos) – Support

Dear Chairman O’Donnell:

The NAME OF YOUR ORGANIZATION is honored to be a Co-sponsor of Assembly Bill 1572. Assembly Bill 1572 (Campos) will help increase opportunities for California’s disadvantaged youth by ensuring that children who attend the poorest schools don’t face barriers in getting to school.

Chronic absenteeism rates are a serious problem in California schools. During the 2014-2015 school year. Approximately 8% …