Alternatives to Incarceration Initiative
Welcome to the Alternatives to Incarceration Initiative landing page, where you can stay up to date on implementation of this Board of Supervisors-approved initiative.

Measure J Background

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.

On November 10, 2020, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors adopted the Measure J Revenue Allocation Process motion and directed the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to establish a 17-member Measure J Reimagine LA Advisory Committee (Advisory Committee).

The Advisory Committee has been charged with advising the CEO on developing and implementing an inclusive and transparent Measure J process to develop and present spending recommendations to the CEO.  Along with the directors of the Alternatives to Incarceration (ATI) and Anti-Racism Diversity and Inclusion (ARDI) Initiatives, the work of the Committee will include but will not be limited to:

  • Developing a spending plan recommendation process
  • Creating a spending plan development process annually for future Measure J funding cycles
  • Coordinating with County departments to develop detailed budget requests in line with the identified community engagement priorities and Measure J goals

The work of the Advisory Committee culminates in funding recommendations to the CEO based on the following categories:

  • Youth development and education
  • Workforce development
  • Small business development for minority owned businesses
  • Rental assistance and housing supportive services
  • Capital funding (housing)
  • Community-based restorative justice programs
  • Pre-trial non-custody services and treatment
  • Community-based health services
  • Non-custodial diversion and reentry programs
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