Susan Burton’s Book Tour: Taconic Correctional Facility, New York Susan Burton is touring prisons, jails and re-entry programs across America with her book, “Becoming Ms. Burton.” She will be posting her story on Facebook and at becomingmsburton.com and anewwayoflife.org after each visit. Here is her first dispatch. “I just returned to Los Angeles after
LaTanya’s Story: After I came to A New Way of Life, at first, the hardest thing was to get my ID. After being incarcerated for 28 years, there was no record of me. It took two months, but they were finally able to confirm my identity through my son’s death certificate. The other hard thing
A New Way of Life’s Community Organizer, Lily Gonzalez, is a grad student, mom, JustUS Voices storyteller and blogger for La Comadre. She began working at A New Way of Life in April of 2017 and was featured in a recent LA Times article about fair chances. Be Sociable, Share!
I sat down today with our Community Organizer, Amber Rose Howard, to talk about “Ban the Box,” officially known as the Fair Chance Hiring Ordinance. As its name suggests, the Fair Chance Hiring Ordinance is a policy that sets in place a procedure for employers to follow that would guarantee more fairness in the hiring
As the holidays approach, we’ve had the privilege of being honored so generously by a number of great organizations. Just yesterday, representatives from the Lincoln Memorial Congregational Church stopped by one of our homes on 91st street to present our residents with gifts. I spoke briefly with Jocelyn Williams, a member of the Church, and
Pavithra Menon first became familiar with A New Way of Life by volunteering at our legal clinics as a UCLA Law student. She loved helping out and working directly with the clients, “As a law student, you don’t get many opportunities to do that.” Pavithra previously worked at a private law firm representing employees who
Associate Director Tiffany Johnson shares her thoughts on the 2016 Gala and the organization’s direction moving forward I sat down today with our Associate Director Tiffany Johnson to catch up on the Gala. It’s been two days since the event, and although the fatigue in organizing such an enormous event is evident
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“BENDING THE ARC … TOWARD JUSTICE” 2015 GALA & AWARDS INDUSTRY IMPACT AWARD Piper Kerman Author, Orange is the New Black MOVEMENT BUILDER AWARD Daryl Atkinson Attorney, Southern Coalition for Social Justice Community Champion Award World Vision – Women of Vision, Orange County Supporters of Women and Children Flozelle Woodmore Memorial Award Terron
Over four million Californians are without a valid driver’s license, not because they pose a risk to public safety, but because they are trapped in a spiral of court fines and fees they cannot afford to pay, according to “Not Just a Ferguson Problem – How Traffic Courts Drive Inequality in California”. Be Sociable, Share!