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October 19, 2018

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Video: State Senator Holly Mitchell

Senator Holly Mitchell is a member of the California Senate Committee on Health as well as the Chair of the Senate Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review. She joins us in this edition of “What They’re Watching” to discuss voting and civic engagement.

October 08, 2018

As California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) prepares to leave office at the end of the year, the last round of child welfare legislation under his watch includes a new law to ease the path of relative caregivers under the Continuum of Care Reform (CCR), the major child welfare initiative developed during his time as governor.

October 04, 2018

Over the weekend, Governor Brown took his signing (and vetoing) pen to the last chunk of more than 1,000 bills that passed over his desk in the final year of his fourth term as California’s governor.

October 04, 2018

The 2018 agenda of state Sen. Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) includes the second year of an #EquityAndJustice package, jointly sponsored with Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens), focusing on needed changes to how California’s juvenile and criminal justice systems treat youth and young adults.

October 04, 2018

In the midst of debates surrounding sexual misconduct on federal and state levels, Gov. Jerry Brown signed two bills into law this week that target workplace sexual harassment and aim to provide justice to survivors of sexual assault.

October 04, 2018

#EquityAndJustice bills promote rehabilitation and public safety

Gov. Brown today signed two research-based criminal justice reforms to improve rehabilitation and reduce the odds of re-offending.

October 04, 2018

Continuing to reform criminal justice and protecting youth to help families and communities are among the proposals by California State Senator Holly J. Mitchell that Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law. 

October 03, 2018

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Over the past five weeks, Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a slate of new laws overhauling California’s criminal justice system, pushing the state away from punitive incarceration policies and establishing a new era of transparency in cases of police misconduct and officer-involved shootings.

October 03, 2018

Los Angeles State Sens. Holly J. Mitchell and Ricardo Lara together pushed the package of bills that Gov. Brown has now signed into law.

Ten Laws Signed by Gov Brown Means a New Day for Juvenile Justice

October 02, 2018

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In the winter of 2016, Sens. Holly J. Mitchell and Ricardo Lara introduced bills to bring common sense back into the criminal justice system after an era of mass incarceration.

Now, after the signing of their 10th bill on Sunday, California has moved the needle on restoring the values of rehabilitation, equity and family cohesion through their #EquityAndJustice bill package.