March 2018 – Getting Ready for 2018 Quest for Democracy Advocacy Day (April 29-30), SF Proposes Ending Probation Fees, Solitary Confinement Court Hearing & Rally, AOUON Fun(d)raiser at SomaR Bar, End Money Bail Rally, Welcome Spring Interns & Volunteers, Calendar: Monthly AOUON Meeting (Oakland), AOUON 5K Fun Run, Monthly Letter Writing Night, Quest for Democracy.
February 2018 – New Year! New Staff! New Building: The Freedom & Movement Center, Welcome 2018 Elder Freeman Policy Fellows, New AOUON National Organizer, MLK Day Community Outreach, Solitary Confinement Lawsuit update, update on Jury Service bill, No More Shackles II Report, Occupational Licensing, Upcoming: Legal Services Webinar, AOUON Fundraiser at SomaR Bar, Letter-Writing Night.
2017 Year in Review – Community Giveback! Staff Picks of Favorite Events! Thank You for Your Continued Support!
November / December 2017 – LSPC Victory Party!, Legislative Review, Solitary Confinement Lawsuit Update, Fresno Clean Slate Clinic, All of Us or None Fresno Chapter, Supporting the Hunger Strikers, Art for Justice Fund Grant, Fines & Fees Update, LSPC Employment Opportunities.
October 2017 – Gov. Brown signs AB 1008 Ban the Box, 2017 Justice Journal now online, Fines & Fees update, Community Outreach, AOUON National Retreat, National No-Shackling of Pregnant Incarcerated Women Conference, Job Opportunities.
July 2017 – CA Bills Close To Passing, Stopping Drivers License Suspensions, Farewell Endria & Ellen, Welcome Marcus & Azadeh, Yeay Summer Interns, CFASC Legal Workshop & BBQ, RIP Umar Muhammad, PLI Training, AOUON Monthly Meeting, August LSPC Letter Writing Night.
June 2017 – Susan Burton Book Signing, No New Jails (CCC, SF), National Restorative Justice Conference, Juneteenth, Solitary Confinement Update: Parole After SHU, RIP Hadaih, CFASC Legal Workshop & BBQ, LSPC Letter Writing Night, Family Law & Self-Help Conference.
May 2017 – Quest for Democracy Advocacy Day, New Staff: Errol & Tony, Susan Burton Book Signing, Folsom Hunger Strike Rally, LSPC Letter Writing Night.
April 2017 – Call to join us for Quest for Democracy, Tim Wise Benefit for Q4D (video), AB1008: The Fair Chance Act (Ban the Box), Beyond the Bars Conference (NY), Criminal Justice Dialogue (Humboldt), Running for Justice, Susan Burton Book Signing (6/5/17).
March 2017 – Welcome Elder Freeman Policy Fellows Sandra & Joe, 2017 Legislative Advocacy slate of bills, #DrivingFinesDown, Proposition Town Hall, Ban the Box Policy Debate, upcoming Clean Slate Clinics, Letter Writing Nights, Quest for Democracy.
February 2017 – Dorsey Back from Sabbatical, Advanced Lifelines Legal Classes at CIW, LAAC Legal Training Panels, Phone Justice Lawsuit Moving Forward, Welcome Spring Interns (photo, above), Letter-Writing Night Now Monthly!
December 2016 – Community Giveback, Standing with Standing Rock, 2016 Legislative Roundup, Ban the Box, Australian Criminal Justices Studies students, Hamdiya Cooks-Abdullah honored by Peace Development Fund, Prisoner Letter Writing Night.
October 2016 – Our new report: Ban the Box in Employment: A Grassroots History, 2016 Re-Entry Law Conference, Prop 57 Support, “Jobs for Justice”, Clean Slate Clinic – Stockton, Courage Award for Arthur League, Community Giveback.
Summer/September 2016 – FICPFM National Conference coverage: photos & reflections, John Legend video introduction, voting rights & traffic fees amnesty bills signed into law, Welcome new Board Members Ida McCray & Vernis James, Danielle Metz released, Dorsey Nunn on sabbatical, Re-Entry Law Conference announcement, Policy Fellowship update.
June 2016 – FICPFM National Conference Registration open, Solano County Court Lawsuit, Support AB2466 (Voting Rights), Welcome Dolores Canales, Summer Intern Program, Re-envisioning Reenty Law Conference announcement
May 2016 – Quest for Democracy, Support SB1157 (In-Person Visitation), Santa Rita Jail Disability Rights case settlement, Goodbye Denise!
April 2016 – White House Champion of Change Award, Alternative Custody case resolved, Back on the Road CA Report: “Stopped, Fined, Arrested.”
March 2016 – Policy Update: Elder Parole, Visitation, Voting, & Vehicles; NELP award for Manuel, Debt Free S.F.
January 2016 – Sleep Deprivation at Pelican Bay / Lawsuit, Family Unity Project, Stop the Shackling of Pregnant Prisoners, Thank You from the Fund Development Department
December 2015 – Year of Victories in review
November 2015 – President Obama Bans the Box, “Making the Most of Prop 47,” Community Giveback announcement, NLG Annual Convention
October 2015 – FICPFM Western Regional report, John Legend supports Ban the Box, SB405 & SB504 signed into law, Take Two letter campaign.
September 2015 – FICPFM Western Regional Conference announcement, Family Rights & Reentry Hearing, New Staff: Amir, Fall Interns!
July 2015 – Voting Rights Victory, 2015 US Social Forum People’s Movement Assembly, Life Lessons at CIW, Justice Journal
June 2015– Juneteenth Celebration, Record Clearing Clinic in East Paolo Alto, SF Jail Lowers Visiting Age, and Message from the ED: Real Jobs: The Quickest Way to Stop Crime
May 2015 – Kalima’s Return, RAP Sheet Legal Clinic, Jury Rights Bill, Tipping Point Reentry Conference, All of Us or None Chancellor’s AwardApril 2015 – Youth Policy Academies, Prop 47 Clinic, Pelican Bay Lawsuit Findings, Elder Parole and Starting Over Strong, Three Strikes Justice Center
March 2015 – Co-Sponsored Bills: Freeing Our Elders and Jury Rights, Pelican Bay Prison Art, LSPC Reentry Conference, Incarcerated Parent’s Manual Update
February 2015 – Leadership Forum, Quest for Democracy, Pelican Bay Lawsuit, Committees to Expand Pregnancy Healthcare Rights, High School Interns
January 2015 – Prop 47 Community Forum, SF Lawyers Die-In, Pelican Bay Lawsuit, CalFresh and CalWORKs bans repealed
December 2014 – Looking Back at 2014 in PhotosNovember 2014 – American Justice Summit, Prop 47, Alternative Custody Programs
October 2014 – Delegation to DC, Remembering Elder Freeman, Sassman vs. Brown, Anti-Gentrification March
September 2014 – Freedom School graduation, Family Unity Project, Change Champion Award
August 2014 – Remembering Yuri, Ban the Box in North Carolina, Prison Art Exhibit
July 2014 – Prop 47, LSPC co-sponsors AB 1756, new AOUON organizer, SB 892: Controversial Confinement Bill
June 2014 – Quest for Democracy, Freedom School, 3 Strikes at Pelican Bay, Reentry Law Conference
April 2014 – Youth Starting Over Strong, AB 1628, AB 2308, AB 2356
March 2014 – AB 218, Congressional Hearing on Solitary Confinement
February 2014 – Ban the Box Victory, AOUON Voting Rights Lawsuit, Pressure for Solitary Confinement Reform
January 2014 – Policy Academy Launch, 2013 Community Giveback, Family Law Class in San Francisco Jail
December 2013 – Hunger Strike, Upcoming Webinar, Anti-shackling Laws Only Half the Battle