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Evaluation Trumps Incarceration in L.A. Police Dept. Mental Health Efforts

The Los Angeles Police Department’s Mental Evaluation Unit is winning rave reviews locally, in other states and from a few foreign countries, as well. Stakeholders say the program could be even better with more resources.

UCLA Study Authors Urge Greater Awareness of Older Californians Falling

As rates of falls among adults ages 65 and older continue to rise, UCLA researchers and other experts say better education and prevention can substantially reduce injuries, deaths and their effects on California’s health care system. 

New Los Angeles Program Working To Divert Mentally Ill, Homeless From Jail

Replicating a model already delivering impressive results in other metropolitan areas, Los Angeles County has implemented an innovative, cost-cutting jail diversion and alternate sentencing program for the chronically homeless and seriously mentally ill.