Press Release

Monday, July 16, 2018

(Los Angeles) - With the approval of the latest State Budget, Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D- South Los Angeles) realized his goal of establishing a Youth Reinvestment Fund. The $37.3M fund will help California children avoid the school-to-prison pipeline, and was inspired by a real-life experience Assembly Jones-Sawyer learned from one of the thousands of young men who have been caught in this debilitating system.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer, Sr. announced his $37.3 million plan for youth diversion programs to end the school to prison pipeline.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

(Sacramento) - Today, Assemblymember Reginald Jones-Sawyer, Sr. (D – South Los Angeles) unveiled his plan to end the school to prison pipeline, by securing $37.3 million from the 2018-2019 California State Budget to establish the Youth Reinvestment Fund. This fund will help improve the outcomes of vulnerable youth populations by using trauma informed community and health-based interventions in lieu of arrest, detention and incarceration. Over $1 million of the Youth Reinvestment Fund will be allocated to Native American Tribes for youth diversion programs.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

(Sacramento - June 28, 2018) – This week, Governor Brown approved Assemblymember Reginald Jones-Sawyer’s (D – South Los Angeles) budget request to establish the Youth Reinvestment Fund. $37.3 million will be allocated from the 2018-2019 budget to help improve the outcomes of vulnerable youth populations by using trauma informed community and health-based interventions in lieu of arrest, detention, and incarceration. Over $1 million will be allocated to Native American Tribes for youth diversion programs.

Monday, June 25, 2018

White Suit Day at the State Capitol.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

(Sacramento) - The California State Legislature has approved Assemblymember Reginald Jones-Sawyer’s (D–South Los Angeles) budget request to establish the Youth Reinvestment Fund. “For four years I have been fighting to create a fund to address the needs of our most vulnerable youth, especially our young men of color who are over represented in the juvenile justice system and experience early childhood trauma,” said Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Sacramento) - Kids in California need resources to ensure that they don’t become part of the “school-to-prison pipeline.” “We should be keeping youth in school, instead of arresting them for things like running away, violating curfews and school fights,” says Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D-South Los Angeles). To help break that cycle, Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer is asking for $100M from the state budget to help more children succeed in life. Watch this Assembly Access video to learn more about Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer’s proposed $100M youth reinvestment fund.