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After year of civil unrest, Measure J asks voters to approve criminal justice reforms

Measure J appears to be one of the few options favoring increased social services funding over direct police reforms. It is the first time something like this has been tried in L.A. County, home to the largest jail system in the country, said Kelly Lytle Hernández, a UCLA professor who has extensively researched L.A.’s criminal justice system. “This is watershed moment,” Hernández said. (Also: Yahoo News and MSN News).