The Sweetest Victory

The sweetest victory this year was the passage of the RISE Act and it couldn’t have happened without you. After years of developing a solid policy, organizing over 100 organizations, educating elected officials on the harms of the drug war, and the bill stalling last year — we did it! Together we passed the biggest … Read more

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

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 … Read more

RISE Act Fact Sheet

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 … Read more