On Wednesday, October 16th, the UCLA Labor Center will release a new report, Work, Pay, or Go to Jail: Court-Ordered Community Service in Los Angeles. Unlike court debt, surprisingly little is known about court-ordered community service programs. This is the first study to analyze a large-scale system of court-ordered community service in the contemporary United States. Utilizing a labor lens, it examines whether community service is actually an alternative to debt. The report is based on about 5,000 individuals required to perform community service in LA County.
Where: Digital report release on labor.ucla.edu
When: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 6 a.m. (PST)
**Please contact Veena Hampapur to schedule interviews
in English and Spanish.**
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