Education Based Incarceration Graduation 2021

Education Based Incarceration Graduation 2021

Education Based Incarceration Graduation 2021 150 150 SIB Staff

Recently, 19 justice involved men from Men’s Central Jail earned their high school diploma through the Department’s Education Based Incarceration (EBI) educational  program.  The ceremony, hosted by New Opportunities Charter School, was held virtually at Men’s Central Jail, located in downtown Los Angeles.

New Opportunities Charter School teachers are California state certified and teach in-jail classes such as Math, English, Science, and Life Skills, all of which meet current State requirements for high school education.  Inmates participating in the program are housed together which creates an uplifting and motivating environment for them to thrive in.

Inmates who participate in educational courses but are released prior to completion, may continue their education by attending one of New Opportunities Charter School’s six fully operational school sites, which are conveniently located throughout Los Angeles County.

Congratulations to the recently graduated students – LASD is very proud of your accomplishment and wishes you much success in your future endeavors!

Chief Laura E. Lecrivain has been a member of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (Department) since 1995.  She oversees Countywide Services Division which includes the Community Partnerships, Community Colleges, Parks, and County Services Bureau.  Prior to her promotion to chief, she worked as a commander for Countywide Services Division and Custody Division. 

As a captain, Chief Lecrivain commanded the Twin Towers Correctional Facility (TTCF) where she was responsible for over 800 personnel and the care of 3,000 mentally ill inmates arrested in Los Angeles County (County).  The TTCF is the largest mental health facility in the United States and houses the County’s most severe mental health inmates.  

During her time on the Department, Chief Lecrivain had the privilege of working an array of assignments.  As a deputy, she worked Century Station patrol, detective bureau, and Operation Safe Streets (OSS).  Later, as a sergeant, Chief Lecrivain worked at the Men’s Central Jail, Compton Station, OSS, and Administrative Services Division.  Upon her promotion to lieutenant, Chief Lecrivain worked as a watch commander at Palmdale Station, and later at Compton Station.   

Chief Lecrivain is lifetime resident of Los Angeles County.  She holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Management, and a Masters’ Degree in Leadership from the University of Southern California.  In her spare time, Chief Lecrivain enjoys spending time with her family and Dodger baseball.  She also loves reading and enjoys running.