Browser outdated warning Your browser is extremely outdated. This is bad for many reasons, one of which is not being able to view this page. You can learn more about updating your browser at http://browsehappy.com. Come on back after your update to continue.

Publications for The California Endowment

The California Endowment

California voters approved Proposition 47 on Nov. 4, 2014, enacting changes to how some low-level criminal offenses, like drug possession and petty theft, are classified. Applicable charges have been reclassified ...

Read Summary »

The California Endowment

Removing Barriers to a Fresh Start

California voters approved Proposition 47 on Nov. 4, 2014, enacting changes to how some low-level criminal offenses, like drug possession and petty theft, are classified. Applicable charges have been reclassified from felony to misdemeanor, carrying lighter sentences. This publication, an effort of The California Endowment and partners, will help get the word out to the general public. The publication explains the law and its impacts, helps readers understand some of the benefits to both individuals and society of enacting less severe punishments for low-level drug and theft offenses, and educates readers on the process to reclassify felonies.

Published July, 2015