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,…

Social Impact Bonds

by Jeremy Loudenback At the next Goldman Sachs shareholder meeting, the usual discussions about shareholder value and adjusted leverage ratio will be joined by a seemingly unlikely topic: recidivism strategies. The unlikely confluence of corrections strategies and investment banking concerns one of the first examples of social-impact bonds in this country, part of a growing nexus…

Lunch with a Leader: Jackie Lacey

The Bedrosian Center kicks off its 2014 Lunch with a Leader series with a visit from one of the nation’s most important criminal justice leaders. Elected as Los Angeles County District Attorney in December 2012, Jackie Lacey assumed control of the largest local prosecutorial department in the nation, an office that prosecutes nearly 60,000 felony cases a year in the country’s most populous county.