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YES on 47! Californians for Safe Neighborhoods & Schools
L.A. County officials reject civilian board for Sheriff's Department
Abby Sewell & Cindy Chang
Los Angeles Times
August 6, 2014 "os Angeles County supervisors defeated a proposal to create a civilian oversight body for the Sheriff's Department, which has been beset by scandals and federal investigations into the treatment of jail inmates.
Rejection of oversight panel for Sheriff's Department is foolish
Los Angeles Times Editorial
August 7, 2014
Can everyone be powerless? That was the overriding question left on Tuesday by the Board of Supervisor's Defest of a proposal to create an oversights commission for the Sheriff's Department.
A mental health jail is an oxymoron; diversion is what's needed Patrisse Cullors-Brignac and Diana Zuniga Pasadena Star-News June 24, 2014
Jails create and exacerbate mental health problems.
After years of advocacy on this issue, one lone supervisor has stepped up to suggest financially supporting District Attorney Jackie Lacey's plan to set up a comprehensive mental health diversion program in Los Angeles County. While other Supervisors gave the DA accolades for her work, only Mark Ridely -Thomas proposed the financial support that will be necessary to make these plans a reality.
Supervisor Ridley-Thomas' motion, read into the Board of Supervisors agenda on July 15th, needed three votes. However, supervisors delayed action until September when DA Lacey's report is due.
Read more about the issue in a new report by the ACLU of Southern California and Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law offering a roadmap for developing diversion programs for people with mental illness. Such programs save money, improve public safety by dramatically reducing recidivism and reduce jail overcrowding.
Date: September 11th Location: Inglewood Community Church 742 N. LaBrea Avenue, Inglewood Registration: 9 a.m. Program: 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon
Our September meeting will focus on exploring housing options and ways to access housing through the Coordinated Entry System. Read more.
LARRP's Committees & Work Groups meet monthly to address the broad scope of reentry issues. Contact email@example.com for more information. Policy & Advocacy - 3rd Friday, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Community & Faith-Based Reentry Coalitions Network - 3rd Wednesday, 1 - 3 p. Housing Work Group - 3rd Wednesday, 9 - 10:30 a.m.
Employment Work Group - 4th Thursday, 9 - 10:30 a.m. Pre-Release Planning Work Group - currently forming. Behavioral Health Work Group - currently forming.