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Bass Leads Criminal Justice Reform Panel in Los Angeles
July 18, 2019
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. ... read more »
Reentry and Opportunity Center Improves Outcomes for Probation Clients
July 4, 2019
Described as a one-stop shop, the facility houses community and county service providers to assist clients with a second chance to change the trajectory of their life. ... read more »
Advocate for Incarcerated Women to Receive Honorary Doctorate from CSUN
May 2, 2019
It took six visits to prison before Susan Burton found the support she needed to break the incarceration cycle. Determined to help other women like herself, she founded A New Way of Life Reentry Project in South Los Angeles in the late 1990s. ... read more »
A New Way of Life Reentry Project Honors Social Justice Champions
December 6, 2018
L.A. agency marks 20th anniversary of helping women rebuild lives after prison ... read more »
Justice on Trial Film Festival to Feature 12 Social Justice Films, Guest Appearances from Jennifer Siebel Newsom, David Arquette, Authors Asha Bandele & Donna Hylton
September 13, 2018
“Building Justice,” a film by Ultan Guilfoyle about architect Frank Gehry’s work with students studying the inhumanity of prison design, and "The Real Background Check," an animated short by ANWOL co-director Tiffany Johnson, will also make their debuts at the film festival. ... read more »
The Geneva Cooley Story 
March 8, 2018
70-Year-Old Woman Sentenced to Life for Drugs    ... read more »
Expanding Voter and Civic Engagement
February 21, 2018
The Sentencing Project, a research and advocacy center based in Washington, D.C., estimates that nearly 6 million Americans are ineligible to vote because of laws targeting those with previous criminal convictions. ... read more »
Susan Burton Gives Incarcerated Women a New Way of Life 
December 21, 2017
Ms. Burton is giving a voice to the voiceless with her reentry program and memoir.  Ms. Burton is giving a voice to the voiceless with her reentry program and memoir.   ... read more »
Mitchell, Crump Honored for Work in Incarceration Reform
December 7, 2017
A New Way of Life organization, recently honored both California Senator Holly J. Mitchell and Civil Rights Attorney Benjamin Crump among others ... read more »
Bass Hosts Rep. Robin Kelly, on Black Women and Girls, for Roundtable Discussion in South Los Angeles
July 14, 2017
Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) recently hosted Rep. Robin Kelly (D-Ill.) in Los Angeles for a roundtable discussion on Empowering Women and Breaking Down Barriers for Re-Entry. ... read more »
Off The Shelf
June 22, 2017
An unsung hero, Susan Burton is a formerly incarcerated woman who understands the challenges people, especially women face when leaving prison. ... read more »
An Incarcerated Woman’s Journey to ‘A New Way of Life’
December 14, 2016
Imagine having one of your children killed in an accident by a police officer, as a result you begin self-medicating and experience what it is like to be incarcerated. ... read more »
Fingerprinting is anything but safe for the African American community
April 7, 2016
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. ... read more »
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