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Villanueva joined LACO and City Officials reentry services for adults.


Villanueva joined LACO and City Officials reentry services for adults.

The Los Angeles County Probation Department is partnering with County and City of Los Angeles agencies and the Los Angeles Regional Reentry Partnership to host the “Shaking Up Reentry Conference” that took on May 30, 2019, in the city of Montebello. The conference focused on innovative strategies to coordinate and design reentry services for the adult justice-involved population residing within L.A. County.

Shaking Up Reentry brought together hundreds of individuals representing multiple levels of government, community organizations, and members of the public to explore the need for improved support for adults who return to their communities after incarceration. Through a forum of breakout sessions, panel experts explored the best practices and innovative new concepts on how to prevent recidivism and address the real needs and issues faced by Probation’s clients.

The conference also feature a panel discussion moderated by Chief Probation Officer Terri L. McDonald with the L.A. County Sheriff, Alex Villanueva; L.A Superior Court Supervising Judge, the Honorable Sam Ohta; Los Angeles District Attorney, Jackie Lacey; Los Angeles County Public Defender, Ricardo D. Garcia; Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services, Antonia Jimenez; Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, Jonathan E. Sherin; the Director of the Los Angeles County Office of Diversion and Reentry, Peter Espinoza (Judge Ret); the Division Director of Substance Abuse Control and Prevention of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Dr. John Connolly; and the Director of the Mayor’s Office of Reentry, Efty Sharony.