Prop 47 Training Presents Opportunities for Reduced Penalties
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.