Armour quoted in LA Times on prisoner reentry

Jody David Armour was quoted by the LA Times in an article about anti-gang activist Melvin Farmer. The article, “Searching for redemption, a former gang member struggles to outrun his past,” explores the former gang members drive to address the roots of gang violence. “We put these people in a Catch-22,” Armour said. “They are socially marooned,…

The New Jim Crow

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander is one of the most important American books in the last decade. Alexander systematically explores the policy changes from the days of Nixon through the present – exploring how each decision has created and allowed a system which criminalizes blackness, brownness, otherness in way that both creates new racial biases and confirms them by incarcerating millions of young black and brown men (and to a lesser extent, black and brown women).

Shifting the Burden: Social Services, Safety, & Redevelopment (Full Video)

The panel will discuss how organizations are realigning the services they provide with funding sources that shift the cost burdens of service across levels/ agencies of government in the areas of prisoner reentry, social services, and redevelopment. Moderated by Debbie Dillon, Deputy Executive Director-Administration, Southern California Association of Governments Panelists: Deputy Chief Laura Farinella Long…