Though Progress Has Been Made, LA Jails Still Struggling To Provide Mental Health Care
The sheriff's department entered into an agreement in 2015 with the Department of Justice after the federal government filed a lawsuit alleging a pattern of mistreatment of mentally ill inmates in county jails.
LA Jails Face 'Significant Challenges' Improving Mental Health Care
Los Angeles County jails have made substantial progress in improving care for mentally ill inmates, but key reforms mandated under a 2015 agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice have yet to be fully implemented, according to a monitor’s bi-annual report. (Stoltze, 9/26)
In other news from across the state —
Advocate For The Poor And Homeless Leaving LA's Health Agency
L.A.'s health chief – a longtime advocate for the county's poor and homeless – is leaving for New York at the end of the year. Dr. Mitch Katz will return to his home town at the end of the year to be close to his ailing parents and to run New York City's Health and Hospitals Corporation, the public health provider in the city. (Palta, 9/25)