- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 20, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles County has approved funding for a campaign to get word to a half-million people who are eligible to have felonies on their records reduced to misdemeanors under Proposition 47.

The Daily News reports (https://bit.ly/29TXquj ) the nearly $7 million approved by supervisors Tuesday will come from the county’s annual budget.

The goal of the year-long campaign is to reach people involved in more than 800,000 criminal cases who may be eligible for outreach, services and help in seeking employment.

Passed in 2014, California’s Prop. 47 allows some low-level, nonviolent felonies such as simple drug possession and petty theft changed to misdemeanors on old criminal records.

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Information from: (Los Angeles) Daily News, https://www.dailynews.com


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