L.A. County Tries to Boost Outreach to Convicted Felons in Wake of Prop. 47
Under Proposition 47 passed last year, more than 700,000 convicted felons in L.A. County are eligible to have their non-violent crimes downgraded to misdemeanors. But fewer than 50,000 have applied, leaving the rest unable to access a host of rehab services. An ordinance approved Tuesday by L.A. County supervisors aims to help eligible felons connect with legal aid, job help and other services.
Sacramento District Uses Home Visits to Connect Teachers With Kids and Their Families
The low-tech parent-teacher home visit is making a comeback in California. That's because it's proving to be a good way for teachers to build relationships with families -- and that can radically improve what happens in the classroom. A project based in Sacramento City Unified School District is leading the country in this area.