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December 11, 1991 | BILL BOYARSKY
Before the 10 women arrived at Project New Start, most had experienced drug addiction, prostitution, beatings by pimps and bouts of bad health. The facility, located in a former convent, is a residential rehabilitation and vocational training center for recent female graduates of Los Angeles County jails.
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November 17, 1996 | HECTOR TOBAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Project New Start specialized in raising women from the dead. It took in crack addicts, street prostitutes and prison inmates and transformed them into working professionals and responsible mothers. Such miracles earned the small, nonprofit organization a reputation as one of the more effective programs ever devised to rehabilitate female prisoners. Nevertheless, six years after its founding, Project New Start is about to face a death of its own, of the budgetary variety.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 1996 | HECTOR TOBAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Project New Start specialized in raising women from the dead. It took in crack addicts, street prostitutes and prison inmates and transformed them into working professionals and responsible mothers. Such miracles earned the small, nonprofit organization a reputation as one of the more effective programs ever devised to rehabilitate female prisoners. Nevertheless, six years after its founding, Project New Start is about to face a death of its own, of the budgetary variety.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 1991 | BILL BOYARSKY
Before the 10 women arrived at Project New Start, most had experienced drug addiction, prostitution, beatings by pimps and bouts of bad health. The facility, located in a former convent, is a residential rehabilitation and vocational training center for recent female graduates of Los Angeles County jails.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 1991
Staff writer John Hurst wrote an insightful article ("Full Cells and Empty Pockets," Column One, May 8). Overcrowding and recidivism in our jails and prisons is problematic but as Hurst indicates it can be resolved. I direct Project New Start, an innovative Los Angeles County rehabilitation program for women being released, paroled or court remanded (alternative sentencing) from county jail. Project New Start was formed 15 months ago as a result of the Private Industry Council's decision that its Job Training Partnership Act programs should reach high-risk participants who are not served by conventional job-training programs.
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April 23, 1992 | BEA MAXWELL
Senior Health and Peer Counseling's Magical Mardi Gras Ball at the Regent Beverly Wilshire on April 4 netted $180,000 for older adults at the center in Santa Monica. The National Conference of Christians & Jews raised $200,000 March 26 at its annual Food and Beverage Industries Humanitarian Awards dinner at the Biltmore. The funds will provide seminars and workshops that strive to reduce racial tension in the community and to promote a more positive atmosphere in police-community relations.
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