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THIS VALENTINE’S DAY – SHOW THE YOUTH SOME LOVE!

Monday, February 13th, 2017
THIS VALENTINE’S DAY – SHOW THE YOUTH SOME LOVE!
YOUNG PEOPLE CALL ON LOS ANGELES CITY OFFICIALS TO REIMAGINE PUBLIC SAFETY THROUGH AN INVESTMENT IN YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
 
WHEN: 11AM, Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, February 14, 2017
 
WHERE: Los Angeles City Hall West Steps (200 N. Spring St. Los Angeles, CA 90012)
 
WHAT: The LA for Youth Campaign, representing young people and organizations across Los Angeles, is calling on the City of Los Angeles to reimagine public safety through the creation of a youth development department. Key components of the department would include youth jobs, youth centers, and community intervention workers. Youth will deliver Valentines, personal stories and a copy of a motion for the creation of the youth development department to the Mayor and City Council members.
 
The LA for Youth Campaign has also developed an extensive report, which addresses youth criminalization in Los Angeles and outlines what youth development is and why it is a critical component of public safety. The report highlights how other major American cities have invested in youth development and the outcomes they had. Finally, the report includes youth and community-driven recommendations for youth in the City of Los Angeles, while also outlining changes that should

Wednesday 2/08/17 Next Coalition Meeting to Make AB2298 and SB458 Real and Challenge Harmful “Gang Suppression” Policies

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

PLEASE JOIN US WEDNESDAY, 2/08/17

TO CONITNUE TO MAKE AB2298 AND SB458 REAL, TO PUSH FOR ADDITIONAL LEGISLATIVE VICTORIES THIS YEAR, AND TO BUILD A STATEWIDE COALITION TO CHALLENGE GANG DATABASES, GANG INJUNCTIONS, GANG ENHANCEMENTS, AND DEPORTATION/CRIMMIGRATION.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2017, 3-5PM
LOYOLA LAW SCHOOL
919 Albany St, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Just north of Olympic Blvd. a few blocks west of the 110 Freeway in the Pico Union community of Los Angeles

IF YOU CAN’T MAKE IT TO THE MEETING, PLEASE CALL IN:
(712) 770-4010 / Access Code – 435-742

Meeting Agenda

1. Continued work on legislation for 2017
A. Finalize language for AB 990 to push for a moratorium on the use of CalGang until concerns raised by the audit are addressed; to push for DOJ oversight of shared gang databases inclusing CalGang; and to strengthen the purge process
B. Push forward on SB 54 to separate CalGangs and other shared gang databases from ICE
C. Updates and action needed on other immigrant protection bills moving through the State Legislature

2. Coalition Action Plan for 2017

3. Finalization of Coalition’s Name and Logo

Please e-mail action@youth4justice.org with any questions, comments or additional agenda requests.

ABOUT AB 2298

YJC Priorities For L.A. Sheriffs Department Civilian Oversight

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

 

The Youth Justice Coalition recommends ESTABLISHMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THESE ESSENTIAL POWERS FOR OVERSIGHT OF THE L.A. SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT:

1. POWER TO ESTABLISH POLICY FOR THE DEPARTMENT

2. POWER TO REVIEW AND FINALIZE THE LASD BUDGET THAT IS PRESENTED TO THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS. SPENDING DETERMINES PROGRAM AND POLICY PRIORITIES.

3. CREATE AND MAINTAIN A NEW, FAIR, TRANSPARENT, ACCESSIBLE AND INDEPENDEDNT COMPLAINT PROCESS FOR THE LASD – BOTH IN COMMUITIES AND IN CUSTODY, INCLUDING HAVING THE OIG AND THE SYSBIL BRAND COMMISSION WORK FOR AND REPORT TO THE OVERSIGHT COMMISSION.

4. ADOPT THE FAMILY RIGHTS PLATFORM GOVERNING TREAMENT OF VICTIMS’ FAMILIES AFTER USE OF FORCE:

GUARANTEE LOS ANGELES COUNTY FAMILIES THESE RIGHTS
AFTER LAW ENFORCEMENT USE OF FORCE

Establish these rights for all families – (to address community and family concerns) immediately after law enforcement use of force resulting in homicide or severe injury:

1. Maintain fairness and withhold judgment. After an incident, do not discredit the victim, their family or community. Give the same answer when people ask about the possible misconduct or excessive use of force by members of law enforcement – “We can not comment because the incident is under investigation.” (Often, law enforcement claims the …