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September 2018

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Public Defender: The People’s Lawyer

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas’ Remarks on the Appointment of Public Defender Ricardo Garcia Gideon v. Wainwright, the landmark US Supreme Court ruling, established the right to counsel under the Sixth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. It affirmed in fact that in a society built on the rule of law, the right to counsel is a right […]

The Community Gets Serious about Probation Reform

The Probation Reform and Implementation Team (PRIT) hosted the second in a series of meetings to develop a comprehensive roadmap for reform and to craft a structure for a permanent and independent civilian Probation Oversight Commission. The PRIT’s overall mission is to transform the nation’s largest Probation Department and make it more transparent, accountable to […]

Celebrate LA!

Massive crowds celebrated as the  Los Angeles Philharmonic marked its 100th anniversary with an eight-mile long street festival connecting both of its venues, the Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl. Dubbed Celebrate LA!, the unprecedented community event featured 1,800 musicians, dancers and visual artists — mostly from L.A. – as well as live […]