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Get your own guide to SB 260 & Youth Offender Parole Hearings

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Download a guide to understanding SB 260 and the Youth Offender Parole process. Answer five easy questions & then you will get a link to the guide. (We are asking for basic info from you so that we can keep you updated about changes.) Click here! Problems? Email a note to: ecalvin@hrw.org with the subject line “Can’t get YOPH materials.”

Join a CARES Family & Friends Call Tuesday, April 1st at 8pm

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Join us in a call-in meeting as we welcome our guest speaker, Keith Wattley, managing attorney at the Uncommon Law firm.

Mr. Wattley is an expert on parole law who has for many years been a strong advocate for people facing the parole process. He will share his knowledge and experience with CARES, presenting on two topics: “Keys to preparing for parole and What makes a good parole attorney?” Learn ways you can ensure your loved one prepares for parole and gets the best representation. JUST CALL TO JOIN. Conference Dial-in Number: (805) 399-1000 Participant Code: 817682#

This call will be Tuesday, April 1st at 8pm. CARES’ informative and dynamic calls are open to all every first and third Tuesday of the month.

CARES Call-In Meeting March 18th: All about SB 260 & Youth Offender Parole

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Join us for meeting devoted to talking about SB 260, how it works, and updates with the latest news. Elizabeth Calvin will be our speaker, and will answer your questions. Everyone is welcome. Just call in at 8pm! Conference # (805) 399-1000, participant code: 817682#

Learn about Youth Offender Parole Hearings / SB 260. Get Your Guide Here.

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Download a guide to understanding SB 260 and the Youth Offender Parole process. Answer five easy questions & then you will get a link to the guide. (We are asking for basic info from you so that we can keep you updated about changes.) Click here! Problems? Email a note to: ecalvin@hrw.org with the subject line “Can’t get YOPH materials.”

Attend by Phone or in Person the BPH Stakeholder Meeting!

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

On Monday March 10th, the Board of Parole Hearings will hold its “Quarterly External Stakeholder Meeting.”  First on the agenda is discussion of SB 260.  You can come to the meeting or join by telephone from 10:00am to 11:30am.

Call in Information: Dial in number:  (800) 619-5712;  Participant Passcode: 2667770

Location:   BPH Headquarters/Executive Board Meeting Room, 1515 K Street, Suite 550, Sacramento, CA  95814

AGENDA

BPH Quarterly External Stakeholder Meeting & Conference Call

March 10, 2014

10:00am to 11:30am

 

  1. Update on Senate Bill 260 (Youth Offenders)
  2. Proposed Audio/Video Conferencing Policy
  3. Gate Clearance Issues (Inmate Counsel, District Attorneys, Victims and Next-of-Kin)
  4. Inmate Signatures for Form 1001 (Waivers)
  5. Clarification of Admin Directive 2013-06 (Presentation of Documents by an Inmate at a Hearing)
  6. Complaints Against Board-Appointed Counsel
  7. Special Conditions of Parole regarding Transitional Housing Programs
  8. Status of litigation (Gilman, Plata/Coleman, In re Butler)
  9.  Questions and Comments

Next CARES Family & Friends Meeting March 18th: All About SB 260

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Join us for meeting devoted to talking about SB 260, how it works, and updates with the latest news. Elizabeth Calvin will be our speaker, and will answer your questions. Everyone is welcome. Just call in at 8pm! Conference # (805) 399-1000, participant code: 817682#

Join us for the Family and Friends Call Tuesday March 4th at 8pm!

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

On March 4th CARES for Youth is pleased to host guest Doris Mangrum, long-time advocate for families separated by incarceration. She will talk about how you can support your loved one on the inside and build up your relationships through communication, consistency, and commitment. Support your loved one and prepare for parole. To join, just call in at 8pm to conference call number: (805) 399-1000, and use the participant code: 817682#

More about Doris I. Mangrum

Doris is a long time advocate for disenfranchised families and is an authority on matters concerning incarcerated, the formerly incarcerated, veterans, their families, the pangs of long separation and the reunification process. Her career spans over 30 years working with families, with 25 years of that period dedicated to families affected by separation from a loved one.

 Doris has gained deeper awareness through the opportunity to work inside the homes of the loved ones left behind in a family preservation program, as well as with the extended family who have stepped up to keep their young kin members from going into the foster care system in a kinship support program. She co-designed a transformative mentoring program for children of the incarcerated. For over twenty-two years, she managed an award winning family program that is one of the longest running of its type inside a correctional facility.

 Her accomplishments include Saidiana Productions founder, Executive Director of Saidiana Works, Inc., owner of FUSE Publishing, and Executive Producer of STAINS: Changing Lives After Incarceration, her award winning call to action documentary. She is the author of several books including After the Bung Jump . . . There’s Still a Lot of Jerking Goin’ On which includes a companion parenting, life and relationship skills workbook and facilitator guide.  Her FUSE book series includes REENTRY SUCCESSFUL: Surviving it to the Better End, Children of the Incarcerated: Who Will Hear Their Voices, 101 Ways to Help the Incarcerated/ Formerly Incarcerated, and A Guide for Families Dealing with Separation. These published works are being used in correctional facility programs, college curriculum, workshops, by faith based and community organizations across the country. Her latest literary work, A Soiled Identity: From Triumph to Tragedy and Back Again will launch in 2014.