The California Endowment commends Governor Jerry Brown and the legislature for enacting AB 1008, also known as the “Ban the Box” law.
By Nancy DeVille
In the months since California voters approved an initiative that reduces penalties for some crimes, the Contra Costa County Public Defender’s office has been busy trying to reach tens of thousands of local residents who are eligible to have their felonies downgraded to a misdemeanor.
First Person, Tou Vang | The kNOw Ed. Note: A new set of California regulations aimed at ferreting out contraband in state prisons threatens to discourage visits to family or friends behind bars. The regulations – which require visitors of all ages to submit to a canine and/or strip search – will become permanent this year barring […]
By Ann Bassette A new facility in North Richmond will offer women coming home from incarceration a stable living environment, a chance to begin rebuilding their life and for some the opportunity to reunite with their children. The Naomi House, located on Fred Jackson Way in North Richmond, is a two unit duplex which will […]
By Malcolm Marshall “Lets give a round of applause to these courageous young men and women who took an opportunity to take a stance to make difference in their lives,” said Dewanda Joseph, mistress of ceremonies at the graduation ceremony for 19 students of the Collective Impact Institute. The students, ranging in age from teenagers […]