For Immediate Release: February 23, 2022
Contact: Janet Asante firstname.lastname@example.org (310) 847-0196
Press Conference: AB 1670 Alternatives to Incarceration Statewide Commission
Assemblymember Isaac Bryan and the Care First California Coalition are hosting a press conference introducing Assembly Bill 1670: Alternatives to Incarceration Statewide Commission. The need for evidence-based, scalable, and replicable alternatives to incarceration is dire across California. AB 1670 will establish the statewide Alternatives to Incarceration Commission which will study and support alternatives to incarceration in addition to addressing the impact of the state prison system on family reunification. This commission is a critical first step in moving towards common sense “care first, jails last” values across California. Los Angeles leaders Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, Dr. Kelly Lytle Hernandez, and statewide community members from Care First California have already voiced their support for this bill.
The press conference will be held virtually on Thursday, February 24th via Zoom at 1:30 PM PST.
What: Press Conference Introducing Assembly Bill 1670: Alternative to Incarceration Statewide Commission
Where: Zoom (link upon registration)
When: Thursday, February 24th, 2022; 1:30 PM PST
Speakers will include:
- Assemblymember Isaac Bryan – Assemblymember, District 54
- Supervisor Sheila Kuehl – Los Angeles County Supervisor, District 3
- Dr. Kelly Lytle Hernandez – Director UCLA Ralph J Bunche Center
- Dolores Canales – Community Outreach Director, The Bail Project
- Eunisses Hernandez – Executive Director & Co-Founder, La Defensa
- Ivette Alé – Director of Policy & Advocacy, Dignity and Power Now
About the Care First California Coalition: Care First California Coalition is an alliance of community organizations, directly impacted people, civil rights activists, advocacy groups, and public defenders who seek to design and invest in systems of care and wellbeing instead of our current infrastructure of harm and punishment. ###