Press Releases

November 07, 2017

Goal of group: Helping homeless

SACRAMENTO – The Weingart Center, a Los Angeles-based non-profit that helps the homeless become self-supporting residents, has conferred Sen. Holly J. Mitchell with its 2017 Visionary Award for her advocacy championing programs to help those who are homeless.  

October 31, 2017

Sacramento hearing Nov. 14 is third of three ‘inequality’ reviews

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Holly J. Mitchell will convene a key select committee to continue her review of gender inequality.

The Senate Select Committee on Women and Inequality will explore the status of ‘occupational segregation’ by gender and its relation to implicit bias.  

October 19, 2017

Stakeholders on hand in support

LOS ANGELES – Sens. Ricardo Lara and Holly J. Mitchell today formally praised Gov. Brown and community members for supporting their #EquityAndJustice package to reform California’s juvenile and adult justice systems.

Along with Senate Bill 355, which Brown signed in July, the new laws comprise a #EquityAndJustice package authored jointly by Lara and Mitchell and introduced last March to promote crime prevention, rehabilitation and maintaining family cohesion.

October 17, 2017

Event to celebrate new laws protecting youth

LOS ANGELESAs part of a combined press conference and community celebration, Sens. Ricardo Lara and Holly J. Mitchell  on Thursday will review the expected impact of Gov. Brown signing six of their juvenile justice-reforms to promote rehabilitation and family cohesion.

October 16, 2017

Measures take effect Jan. 1, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Protecting foster children and reforming the juvenile and criminal justice systems to put greater emphasis on prevention, rehabilitation and maintaining family cohesion are among the nine new laws by Sen. Holly J. Mitchell.

“Thank you, Gov. Brown for joining our righteous fight to improve the quality of life for California children and young adults,” Mitchell said. “California minors will have more equitable and humane treatment and more opportunities to thrive.”

October 12, 2017

Sen. Holly J. Mitchell law takes effect Jan. 1, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Brown today signed into law a plan to speed up placements for children in foster care by repealing and streamlining redundant criminal-history restrictions for prospective care givers.

October 12, 2017

Sen. Holly J. Mitchell law takes effect Jan. 1, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Brown today signed into law a bill to help foster youth transition into adulthood by improving their safety net of resources, peers and family.

“This new law will put into practice what we’ve learned over the past several years about the best way to help foster youth transition out of the foster-care system into adulthood,” Sen.  Holly J. Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, said about her Senate Bill 612.

October 12, 2017

 

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Brown joined the California Legislative Women's Caucus today to sign legislation that improves services and support for women, children and families in California. The bills signed today included seven of the eight bills the Caucus had legislative priorities as part of their Stronger California agenda.

October 11, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Contact: Governor's Press Office

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

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October 11, 2017

Sens. Lara and Mitchell continue momentum for reform

   Includes juvenile justice bills to end fees for the innocent, update Miranda rights, and allow parole for youthful offenders

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Brown today signed the five remaining bills in the #EquityAndJustice package, continuing bipartisan reform of California’s juvenile and adult justice systems.