ARC Announces Shaka Senghor as its New Executive Director
ECMC Grantee Spotlight Highlighting the Anti-Recidivism Coalition
Dear ARC Friends and Allies,
Over the last year, as our organization planned for the transition of our Founder Scott Budnick, the Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) has undergone an extensive and thoughtful search to identify its next Executive Director. With guidance from our outstanding Board of Directors, ARC worked with Koya Leadership Partners and gathered valuable insight and direction from its staff and formerly incarcerated members to find a candidate who is committed to ARC’s values of redemption, social justice, and empowerment of system-connected individuals. ARC’s Board and staff are thrilled to announce Shaka Senghor as its new Executive Director.
CDCR Update: Re-Notice of the Proposition 57 Regulations
This article series, developed by the ECMC Foundation, highlights the Foundation's support of the Second Chance Union Training Program.
What It Feels Like to Be a Teen in Solitary Confinement
SACRAMENTO – Today, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) published a re-notice of the Proposition 57 regulations. The public will be given a 15-day period to submit comments on these revisions.
Woman to Watch: Film director and philanthropist Patty Jenkins
Jaki Murillo was 12 years old when she first entered the juvenile justice system in California. When she was 9, she tells Teen Vogue, she was arrested for making “terrorist threats” after telling a teacher that she was going to send her uncles to hurt the teacher; she was then put on probation. A few years later, Jaki started running away from home and skipping school, a violation of her probation. At 12, she was sent to a juvenile detention hall in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Board Of Supervisors Votes To Launch ‘Historic’ Juvenile Diversion Plan
Before the 2017 release of the blockbuster hit “Wonder Woman,” screenwriter and director Patty Jenkins was relatively unknown. Her climb to success is an inspiration not only to those who aspire to work in the film industry but to all women as well. She may have experienced a slow start. However, it was a steady rise to where she is right now, making her one of the women to watch.
He Went to Prison for Life at 17. More Than 20 Years Later, His Life Started Over
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to adopt an ambitious plan to divert thousands of the county’s youth away from the juvenile and criminal justice systems, connecting them instead to a comprehensive array of supportive services.
October 16th, 2017 Sheinelle Jones sits down with Variety’s ‘Power of Women’ panel
On a summer evening in late June, a few months after he was paroled on what was supposed to be a life sentence, Tyree Dabney returned to the corner of 45th and Western. The West Liquor and the parking lot with the payphones were gone, the doughnut shop was a cash advance place, and there was a new junior high named after Barack Obama. But the changes were mostly superficial.
Juvenile justice groups celebrate new California laws to ease punishment, criminal fines for young people
Sheinelle Jones sat down with Octavia Spencer, Priyanka Chopra and “Wonder Woman” director Patty Jenkins to hear how they’re using their talents to empower others. Sheinelle says the best piece of advice she took from the ladies was to be true to yourself.
Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed nine bills to aid young people facing charges and serving time, a victory for a statewide coalition of criminal justice groups that brought together celebrities and former youth offenders in a push to divert children from a path to prison.