Governor Newsom Signs Groundbreaking Abortion Access Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 11, 2019 CONTACT: Alexa Garcia-Ditta alexa@conwaystrategic.com 512-861-8079 SACRAMENTO, Calif.  – Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 24 (Leyva), groundbreaking... Read More


California Lawmakers Pass Historic Bill Abolishing Copays in Jails and Prisons

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 9, 2019 Press Contact: Daisy Vieyra, dvieyra@acluca.org, 916-824-3266 Ashley Chambers, ashley@ellabakercenter.org, 510-417-6071 Sacramento, CA – Today, the California Senate... Read More


California Families Celebrate as Governor Signs One of the Strongest Police Use of Force Laws in the Country

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 19, 2019 Media Contacts: Zakiya Scott, 704-277-8025, zakiya@wonderforgood.com Elizeth Virrueta, 626-848-1193, elizeth@youth4justice.org Daisy Vieyra, 916-824-3266,... Read More


California’s Justice System is a Debt Trap

By: Adrienna Wong Erica Smith was making a fresh start. After being forced out of her home by domestic violence, she had spent the last three years cycling between homelessness and jail for petty offenses. But with... Read More

Criminal Justice and Drug Policy

Stop Criminalizing Adolescent Behavior (AB 901)

In far too many places across California, juvenile probation has become a knee-jerk reaction to young people who are simply having trouble in school or at home but who haven’t been accused of a crime. Criminalizing... Read More