Oct. 17, 2017: Policy makers, stakeholders to hold press conference Thursday to celebrate #EquityAndJustice

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.

The six bills are Senate Bill 180 – Drug Sentence Enhancements; SB 190 – Ending Juvenile Fees; SB 355 - No Court Fees for the Innocent; SB 393 – Sealing of Arrest Records; SB 394 – Reform for Juveniles Life Without the Possibility of Parole; SB 395 – Miranda Rights for Youth.

  • WHO: Los Angeles-area Sens. Ricardo Lara and Holly J. Mitchell, along with formerly incarcerated youth and policymakers within the juvenile justice community.
  • WHAT: A press conference and ‘community celebration’ to thank the hundreds of supporters of the senator’s #EquityAndJustice bills.
  •  Press conference to begin at 10:30 a.m. Reception and light snacks to follow through noon.   
  •  Youth Justice Coalition, 1137 East Redondo Blvd., Inglewood, 90302.    
  • WHY: To thank supporters and provide a venue for stakeholders to talk about the expected impact of the bills.

SPECIAL NOTE: Stakeholders and formerly incarcerated youth will be available for interviews after the press conference.

More information on the bills, including Fact Sheets, available HERE:

Sen. Lara is chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee and was first elected to the Legislature in 2010. He represents nearly 1 million residents of Senate District 33, which includes Long Beach and the Southeast Los Angeles cities of Bell, Bell Gardens, Cudahy, Huntington Park, Lakewood, Lynwood, Maywood, Paramount, Signal Hill, South Gate, and much of Los Angeles. More at www.senate.ca.gov/lara

Sen. Mitchell is chair of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee. A member of the Legislature for more than six years,  she represents nearly 1 million residents of Senate District 30, which includes Culver City and much of Los Angeles. See a map of Mitchell’s district that includes a demographic breakdown of its residents and more HERE. Learn more at www.senate.ca.gov/Mitchell