Fair Sentencing for Youth



CARESCall February 19, 2019: The head of California’s parole board speaks to families & friends of youth sentenced to prison. Join us to get important updates!

Join our next CARESCall tonight, February 19th, when we welcome Jennifer Shaffer, executive officer of the Board of Parole Hearings. She will give us an update on everything to do with the Board’s work, the parole process, and related policies. This is a great chance to hear from – and ask questions of – the top leader of California’s parole agency.

Ms. Shaffer will start with an overview of the parole process, and then describe important recent changes in law and how those changes may affect your loved ones. If you know someone who is preparing for any type of parole hearing, falls under “three-strikes” laws, has petitioned for resentencing under SB 1437, or was granted a commutation hearing, you don’t want to miss this CARESCall! If you couldn’t make this call, you can listen to it by clicking on this link.

As always, we will leave plenty of time after her presentation for questions.

This Tuesday,
February 19, 2019, 8:00 pm
Jennifer Shaffer, Executive Officer,
Board of Parole Hearings
All are welcome!

Call: (515) 604-9384
Code: 313882#

We’re hoping you can join us for what is sure to be an important discussion!

More about our CARESCall panelist, Jennifer Shaffer

Ms. Shaffer was appointed executive officer of BPH by Governor Brown in 2011. Since then she has overseen daily operations and the implementation of many important programs and changes related to the parole process in California, including Youth Offender Parole, SB 394, and Proposition 57.

Learn more about her background here. Read this article to get a sense of Ms. Shaffer’s perspective:  More California inmates are getting a second chance as parole board enters new era of discretion