Reclaim, Reimagine and Reinvest: An Analysis of L.A. County’s Criminalization Budget

by Ivette Alé

Justice LA, The Center for Popular Democracy and Law 4 Black Lives Release Critical Analysis of L.A. County’s Criminalization Budget While the Sheriff’s and Probation Department budgets have soared, housing, mental health care and other vital resources have been funded at mere cents to the dollar. CURB and the Justice LA coalition know that true public…



RISE Act Fact Sheet

by Ivette Alé

What the passage of SB 180 (the RISE Act) means On October 11th, 2017, Governor Brown signed SB 180 (Mitchell) into law. What does the RISE Act do? SB 180, by Senator Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles), repeals the three-year sentence enhancement for prior drug convictions (HSC §11370.2), with the exception of prior convictions involving a…



It’s #GivingTuesday! Support CURB Today!

by Ivette Alé

Today is #GivingTuesday and CURB needs your support! You know what keeps our communities safe – good schools for our young people, community-based health care, employment with a living wage, affordable housing … Shifting $11.4 BILLION away from incarceration would go a long way in restoring the social safety net in California.  Your donation to…



Support CURB on #GivingTuesday !

by Ivette Alé

Show your support for CURB’s transformative work on #GivingTuesday! CURB has had a year of major accomplishments thanks to your support! From the passing of the RISE Act, to the launch of the JusticeLA Campaign, the CURB coalition has made huge strides towards our collective liberation! But there is more work to be done! As we gear up…



Happy to Join CURB

by Ivette Alé

I am the daughter of a law enforcement officer and sister to someone currently incarcerated, an up-and-coming poet, and aspiring Civil Rights Attorney. For over a year I have dedicated myself to legal research and advocacy for those most affected by the prison-industrial complex, with a strong focus on successful community sponsored re-entry. I have…



Drop LWOP- the time is now!

by Ivette Alé

Dear Supporter, Governor Brown has several bills on his desk that speak to California voters’ commitment to move away from punitive punishments and closer to community based car, as a model for public safety. Included in that stack of criminal justice reform legislation is SB 394 which moves to end life without the possibility of…



by Ivette Alé

Dear Supporter, Now is the time to turn up the pressure on our state assembly to pass SB 180, the Repeal Ineffective Sentencing Enhancement (RISE) Act! SB 180 would repeal the three-year sentence enhancement for prior drug convictions, with the exception of convictions involving a minor. Prosecutors have used sentence enhancements for prior drug convictions…



Fresno Clean Slate Event- Day 1

by Ivette Alé

Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, All of Us or None- Fresno and California Prison Moratorium Project Invite You to a CLEAN SLATE DAY! Have you ever been convicted of a felony, been detained in a juvenile hall, jail, prison, or INS detention? Have you been denied jobs, public housing or welfare due to a…