City Prosecutor Doug Haubert to Discuss Court Diversion Programs at NAACP General Membership Meeting
2016-06-07 · By Editor
On Sunday, June 12, 2016, Long Beach City Prosecutor Doug Haubert will present to the Long Beach Branch of the NAACP information about his court diversion programs.
The presentation will be made during the NAACP General Membership meeting starting at 3:00 p.m. at Ernest McBride Park Community Center located at 1550 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, in Long Beach. The General Membership meeting is free and open to the public.
“We are proud to partner with City Prosecutor Doug Haubert and his office to deliver this keynote address to the public,” said Naomi Rainey-Pierson, President of the Long Beach Branch of NAACP. “Those who attend will learn about important programs and community collaborations that benefit everyone.”
Two diversion programs started by the City Prosecutor’s Office have received national attention in recent months. In May 2016, Neighborhoods, USA, named the City Prosecutor’s Community Service Worker (CSW) program the “Best Neighborhood Program” in America, for its success in allowing those cited for minor offenses to perform community service in exchange for a reduction in fine or charges.
Additionally, the City Prosecutor’s Promising Adults, Tomorrow’s Hope (PATH) pilot program allows qualified youthful offenders, age 16-24 years old, the opportunity to enter a workforce development program in lieu of prosecution. The PATH program follows U.S. Department of Justice findings about brain development in younger adults.
The Long Beach Branch of the NAACP was founded in 1940 by Ernest McBride and three other community activists. It has successfully advocated for reforms to fight discriminatory housing and employment practices, provided scholarships to hundreds of local students, created an award-winning annual Law Day program using law-related themes, and provided internships to local high school and college students.