Speak Out! LA County Seeking Recommendations from Residents on Community Spending

The Los Angeles County Care First and Community Investment (CFCI) initiative is seeking recommendations from the community to allocate $100 million into projects that address negative outcomes caused by racially driven criminal justice inequities and long-term community economic disinvestment in chronically under-resourced communities across Los Angeles County.

CFCI Advisory Committee is seeking recommendations and input from residents across the county. Residents can participate by submitting a Project Recommendation Form (PRF) by 11:59 PM on May 1, 2022. The Committee held information sessions on how to use the PRF (recordings from these sessions are found here) and is also gathering community feedback through an upcoming survey and virtual and in-person listening sessions across Los Angeles County.

This year, the CFCI Advisory Committee is charged with providing recommendations to the Los Angeles County Chief Executive Office (CEO). Then the CEO will recommend to the Board of Supervisors the Year 2 Spending Plan who will make the final decision.

The CFCI Project Recommendation form will be open and receiving submissions from April 1, 2022 to 11:59 PM on May 1, 2022. To access the form in English, click here or para acceder a este documento en español, presiona aquí. Additional languages will be added to the website as soon as possible.

Community Listening Sessions

Thursday, April 21, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. (Virtual) Register here https://cfcilsvirtual2.rsvpify.com/

This is an opportunity for any Los Angeles County residents to engage in the community process and bring forward priority funding recommendations based on what they know is needed for communities to thrive. Funding priorities could include:

● Community health services

● Community counseling

● Youth development programs

● Affordable housing

● Supportive housing, rent assistance

● Jobs creation

● Community-based restorative justice programs

● And other critical priorities

The projects that will be funded will include direct community investments and alternatives to incarceration that are informed by the framework of the Sequential Intercept Model. For more information about the Alternatives to Incarceration Sequential Intercept Model, please click here.

On November 3, 2020, the voters of Los Angeles County approved Measure J, which dedicated no less than ten percent of the County’s locally generated unrestricted funding to address the disproportionate impact of racial injustice through community investments such as youth development, job training, small business development, supportive housing services and alternatives to incarceration.

Becky Warren 

The Actors' Gang

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