Co-Author of Proposition 36 to Address LARRP Membership Meeting
Michael Romano, co-founder of the Three Strikes Project, will discuss implementation of Prop. 36. While 1,100 petitions have been filed in Los Angeles County, to date only 5 people have been released. The slow judicial process along with funding and capacity to meet service needs are just some of the issues impacting full implementation. Romano is a Lecturer in Law and the Director of the Three Strikes Project. He has been recognized as one of the top lawyers in California. He maintains a small criminal appeals, post-conviction, and civil rights practice in San Francisco. Romano was a John Knight Fellow at Yale Law School and graduated with honors from Stanford Law School in 2003. He clerked for U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Richard C. Tallman.
Co-Founder of Isidore Electronics Recycling Ties Environmental Business to Reentry HiringDid you know that 50,000 pounds of electronic waste can pay for one new employee? Kabira Stokes, founder of Isidore Electronics Recycling, will describe how the firm's focus aligns business success, environmental impact, and employment of formerly incarcerated people. With electronic waste becoming the fastest growing waste stream in California, Isidore's mission is to make recycling electronics easy and accessible, while creating opportunities for the 120,000 people exiting California's correctional system.