WEBINAR: Best Practices for Providing Legal Services and Legal Education in Prisons and Jails

Thu, November 2, 12pm – 1pm

REGISTER HERE: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8766533037505003777

Attorneys from Bay Area Legal Aid, Harriett Buhai Center on Family Law, Root and Rebound, and Legal Services for Prisoners with Children will share best practices and creative strategies for providing legal information and services to incarcerated people. Presenters will share experiences from their work providing family law classes, wide-breadth re-entry legal information, and individual representation in SSI/SSDI applications to show the many types of legal-aid related needs incarcerated people have and some of the different strategies organizations can use to meet those needs. Panelists will discuss lessons learned in working with jail administrators, county employees, and the unique challenges and benefits of the jail setting to best connect with, represent, and teach incarcerated clients and participants.

1 hour of general CLE.

Presenter: Eva DeLair, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children
Rachel Hoerger, Bay Area Legal Aid
Emily Juneau, Root & Rebound
Holly Leonard, Harriett Buhai Center For Family Law

REGISTER HERE: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8766533037505003777

Prisoners United Hunger Strike Press Conference

Oakland, CA– On Tuesday morning, October 16, 2017 at 10am, Communities United For Restorative Youth Justice with the support of A.L. Costa Development Center and Silicon Valley De-Bug is holding a press conference in solidarity with Prisoners United who began a hunger strike Sunday, October 15th. Community supporters and local media will gather in front of the Board of Supervisors Building in downtown Oakland, 1225 Oak street.

PRISONERS UNITED DEMANDS:
1. End Indefinite Solitary Confinement/Administrative Segregation.
2. End Subjective Grievance Practices.
3. End Abuse of Discretion to Lockdown Unstructured Programming (Time Out of Cell).
4. End Insufficient and Unsanitary Clothing.
5. End Insufficient Food and Starvation for Indigent Prisoners.

Webinar: Conquering Court Debt – Monday 10/16

WHEN: 12 – 1 P.M. Monday, October 16, 2017
REGISTER HERE!

Having unpaid court debt or a suspended driver’s license can destabilize many other areas of a low income client’s life, from parenting responsibilities to employment options to housing security. California has some of the most expensive court fines and fees in the country, but now a new set of laws and rules are available to help protect indigent people and their families.

Join this webinar to learn practical tools for advocating that local courts consider low income court users’ “ability to pay” and stop suspending driver’s licenses as a means of debt collection! Find out about the new Back on the Road “Ability to Pay” Implementation Toolkit for Advocates!

Presenters:
Brittany Stonesifer — Legal Services for Prisoners with Children
Theresa Zhen — East Bay Community Law Center
Devon Porter — ACLU of Southern California

Free CLE credit available.
Hosted by Legal Aid Association of California.

REGISTER HERE!

Action Alert: FINAL WEEK!! Call Governor Brown 916.445.2841 & Urge Him To Sign AB1008 the Ban The Box / Fair Chance Hiring Act!

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AB1008 (McCarty) will remove barriers to employment for millions of Californians with conviction histories. We already have Ban the Box policies in the public sector—AB1008 will extend Fair Chance Hiring to private employers, allowing people access to meaningful employment and opportunity to support their families, pay taxes, and contribute to their communities.

Join John Legend, Michelle Alexander, Bryan Stevenson, and call Gov. Brown 916.445.2841 & urge him to sign AB1008 the Ban the Box / Fair Chance Hiring bill before the Oct. 15 deadline!


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Keep up the fight!

For more information about our Ban the Box Campaign, check out our Toolkit here!

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Action Alert: TODAY!! Tell Assemblymember Jim Frazier To Support SB 237 And Restore 200,000 Drivers Licenses to Poor Californians!

Although the Governor ended the unjust practice of using license suspension to force low-income people to pay expensive tickets earlier this year, nearly 200,000 people were left out because their licenses were already suspended for missing a payment before the Governor acted.

To solve this problem, Senator Hertzberg just amended SB 237 into a bill that will clarify that the Governor’s license suspension repeal also applies to the 200,000 Californians who had their licenses suspended before the governor acted in June. Fact sheet here.

We need YOUR HELP to get SB 237 passed by calling Assembly Transportation Committee Chair Jim Frazier TODAY at 916.319.2011 and have him tally your support for the bill. 


Feel free to use this sample script:

Hello, my name is _____________, from [town/organization/office].

I am calling in support of SB 237, which would restore the licenses of people who missed a payment in traffic court. 

Earlier this year, the Governor decided to stop the practice of suspending the licenses of people who are too poor to afford California’s expensive traffic tickets

Now, the DMV is unfairly keeping 200,000 people’s licenses suspended just because they happened to miss their payment before the Governor took action. 

These people could be jailed at any moment just for driving to work or driving a family member to school or a medical appointment. 

Punishing the poor is not the way to keep our streets safe.

Please pass SB 237 and add me to the support tally you keep for your member. 

Thank you.


AOUON-Logo-Circle w SpanishAnd thank YOU for taking the time to support SB237 (Hertzberg) and stop the criminalization of poverty.

Keep up the fight!

Check out more of our Economic Justice / Fines & Fees work here!

Action Alert: Your Calls are Working! Keep Telling These Senators to Support AB1008 Ban The Box!

Your calls are swinging Senators to support AB 1008! This Ban The Box / Fair Chance Hiring bill is now almost on the Senate Floor for a final vote!

We need your help to get AB 1008 off the Senate Floor by calling these THREE holdout Senators and have them tally your support for the bill. 

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Feel free to distribute these through your social media networks:

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AOUON-Logo-Circle w SpanishAnd thank YOU for taking the time to support AB 1008 (McCarty) and all the current and formerly incarcerated people and our family members.

Keep up the fight!

For more information about our Ban the Box Campaign, check out our Toolkit here!

Action Alert: Call These Holdout Senators, Tell Them To Support AB1008 Ban The Box!

AB 1008 (McCarty) passed out of the California State Assembly and is now almost on the Senate Floor for a final vote! We need your help to get AB 1008 off the Senate Floor by calling these four holdout Senators and have them tally your support for the bill. 

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Feel free to distribute these through your social media networks:

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AOUON-Logo-Circle w SpanishAnd thank YOU for taking the time to support AB 1008 (McCarty) and all the current and formerly incarcerated people and our family members.

Keep up the fight!

For more information about our Ban the Box Campaign, check out our Toolkit here!

Action Alert:  AB 1008 “Ban The Box” Bill in the Final Stretch! 

AB 1008 (McCarty) passed out of the California State Assembly and is now almost on the Senate Floor for a final vote!. We need your help to get AB 1008 to the Senate Floor by calling Senators Lara and de Leon, and have them tally your support for the bill. 

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Check out a special AOUON video message here.


AOUON-Logo-Circle w SpanishAnd thank YOU for taking the time to support AB 1008 (McCarty) and all the current and formerly incarcerated people and our family members.

We’ll need your help again when AB 1008 hits the floor for a final vote, so keep up the fight!

For more information about our Ban the Box Campaign, check out our Toolkit here!