LA County To Investigate Spike In Mental Competency Cases
The Los Angeles mental health court saw a threefold increase from 2010-2015, and supervisors Hilda Solis and Sheila Kuehl are calling for a "root cause" analysis by county staff to identify the reasons behind it.
The Los Angeles Times:
L.A. County Supervisors Order Report On Unexplained Surge In Mental Competency Cases
Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to commission a report by county law enforcement, public defenders and mental health workers on the dramatic, unexplained increase in mental competency cases the county has seen over the past five years. (Sewell, 3/8)