This month, East Oakland Building Healthy Communities, in partnership with Californians for Safety and Justice
offered a free Prop 47 training. This new California legislation reclassifies certain felony offenses to misdemeanors and has the opportunity to benefit over 10,000 individuals and their families in Alameda county. Hillary Blout with Californians for Safety and Justice presented critical information regarding Prop 47 to over 75 participants at the training. Brandon Sturdivant from Oakland Community Organizations
and John Jones from Ella Baker Center
spoke on the importance of community outreach and engagement during this time to truly reach the thousands of people who can find relief through this amazing opportunity.
The presentation included information on what offenses are eligible for reclassification, how to get the process started, who can help individuals seeking to get reclassified, and answers to important questions from participants.
Over 50 of the participants filled out commitment cards, pledging to expand the network of information about Prop 47 through a variety of avenues, including hosting a training at their organization, volunteering for outreach, or being a spokesperson on Prop 47.
For more information on opportunities for reduced penalties under Prop 47, click here to view the full presentation
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