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VIDEO: Supervisor Ridley-Thomas Honors Susan Burton and 'A New Way of Life'

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas today honored Susan Burton for her years of work helping Los Angeles County women rebuild their lives after incarceration. Ms. Burton, who founded A New Way of Life Reentry Project after her own struggles with substance abuse and incarceration, was one of ten finalists for this year’s CNN Heroes Award.

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Vote For Local Hero Susan Burton on CNN!

Susan Burton

Local hero and community crusader, Susan Burton, has been nominated as one of CNN’s Top 10 Heroes of 2010. The award spotlights everyday people who are changing the world. The ultimate winner – Hero of the Year – wins $100,000 and is determined by popular vote. So VOTE NOW! Learn more about Susan here.