Press Releases

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.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

(Sacramento – May 30, 2018)  – Today, the State Assembly voted 75-0 to approve Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer’s (D- South Los Angeles) legislation to develop and implement an infant and toddler breastfeeding program in county jails for nursing mothers.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

(Sacramento – May 29, 2018) – Today the State Assembly voted 60-10 to approve Assemblymember Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer’s (D – South Los Angeles) legislation that would establish the Trauma-Informed Schools Initiative within the California Department of Education. AB 2691 would help children traumatized by exposure to domestic violence and other adverse childhood experiences succeed in school.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

(Sacramento – May 29, 2018) – This week the State Assembly voted 58-0 to approve Assemblymember Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer’s (D – South Los Angeles) legislation that would protect individuals with debt from towing fees, parking tickets, and past due rent against unscrupulous debt collection practices.

“While it is important that we all pay our debts, it is also important for debts to be settled fairly and without the use of loan shark tactics,” said Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

(Sacramento - May 29, 2018) – Today the State Assembly voted 68-01 to approve Assemblymember Reginald Jones-Sawyer’s (D- South Los Angeles) legislation that would add fentanyl to the list of drug offenses for which a wiretap may be authorized. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid pain medication, which is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine and is one of the major causes of the opioid epidemic.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

(Sacramento) – Today, Assemblymember Reginald Jones-Sawyer’s budget request of $100 million to establish the “Youth Reinvestment Fund” was passed unanimously by the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Public Safety. This funding is an investment that would improve the outcomes of vulnerable youth populations by using trauma informed community and health-based interventions in lieu of arrest, detention and incarceration.