Public Policy

Legal Services for Prisoners with Children works in partnership with other organizations and grassroots activists to promote change in California’s criminal justice system. We strive in all of our work to amplify the perspectives of people who are directly impacted by the policies in question, including those who are or have been incarcerated and their families. We actively support policies that:

  • Stop the construction of new prisons and jails
  • Channel funds to community-based solutions to public safety issues
  • Improve conditions of confinement
  • Reduce the number of people being held in our prisons and jails
  • End discrimination against formerly incarcerated people and those with conviction histories
  • Create opportunities for formerly incarcerated people to succeed in their communities

In addition to legislative advocacy in Sacramento, LSPC participates in a number of policy task forces and roundtables at the municipal, county and state level. We also provide testimony at policy briefings and hearings and comments to regulators, including those at the Federal level. Most recently we submitted comments to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights regarding the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) new guidance on the use of arrest and conviction records in employment decisions.

Please contact Policy Manager Sabina Crocette, for more information about our policy work.
Phone: 415-625-7040