A New Way of Life

‘Spring Into Action’ Community Luncheon Planned

Turning Point presents “Spring Into Action – Gala Community Impact Luncheon” on Sunday, April 28, at 11 a.m., at 4391 West Mount Vernon Drive in the View Park district of Los Angeles.

A New Way of Life Celebrates 25 Years of Helping Formerly Incarcerated Women

On Sunday, Dec. 3, LA activist and influential leader of the criminal justice reform movement, Susan Burton celebrated the 25th anniversary of her non-profit organization, A New Way of Life (ANWOL). ANWOL provides housing, and other services for women who are transitioning from incarceration back into the community.

Bass Leads Criminal Justice Reform Panel in Los Angeles

Congresswoman Karen Bass on July 13, led a group of panelists who are members of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime in a hearing on criminal justice reform at the FAME Renaissance Center in Los Angeles. Hundreds of witnesses gathered at the center to hear about problems individuals face inside and outside the prison system and also to hear viable solutions. Special guests included John Harriel, a facilitator of reentry program, 2nd Call, Susan Burton, co-founder of A New Way of Life, and Stanley Bailey, who served 36 years in prison under California’s old Three Strikes law, all giving testimony about their experiences within the criminal justice system.

Fingerprinting is anything but safe for the African American community

Mayor Garcetti recently sent a letter to the California Public Utilities Commission asking that they require fingerprinting background checks for anyone who applies to be Uber or Lyft drivers. On the surface, this may seem like a simple safety measure. But for people of color, fingerprinting is anything but simple — or safe.