In Another Step Forward for Criminal Justice Reform, LA County to Review Eliminating Criminal Justice Fees

2019-04-16T13:24:20-07:00April 16th, 2019|Community, In the news, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion|

When a person is convicted of a crime, in addition to serving time in jail or prison, they often face fines, fees, and penalties. These fees are incurred at nearly every stage of the criminal justice system, and are used to generate revenue for various criminal justice agencies. Sadly, the accumulation of these fines and [...]

Supervisor Solis orders study of “secret cliques” within the Sheriff’s Department

2019-03-12T15:57:20-07:00March 12th, 2019|Community, In the news, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion|

For decades there have been complaints about secret LA County Sheriff’s Department cliques or gangs. In July 2018, then-Sheriff McDonnell announced a comprehensive study of these secret cliques, but the status and results of this investigation is unknown. After a new lawsuit was filed against the County alleging a hostile work environment in the East [...]

Following Supervisor Solis’ action, LA County to identify new use for the Sybil Brand Institute

2019-02-26T11:53:21-07:00February 25th, 2019|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Health, In the news, Parks and Open Space, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion, women children and families|

Before it was closed in 1997, the Sybil Brand Institute was the primary LA County correctional facility for women. Since its closure, the Institute has laid mostly vacant and underutilized, but it presents a unique opportunity for a new, creative vision. To ensure that this facility provides benefits to the surrounding high need unincorporated community, [...]

Supervisor Hilda L. Solis’ statement on her ‘no’ vote on the Men’s Central Jail replacement project

2019-02-12T15:31:14-07:00February 12th, 2019|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Health, In the news, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis has released the following statement after she voted ‘no’ on the design-build construction contract for the Consolidated Correctional Treatment Facility (CCTF) as a replacement for Men’s Central Jail, which the Board of Supervisors approved in a 3-2 vote: “A jail is a jail is a jail. It is [...]

After Mira Loma, LA County to Review How Best to Serve Incarcerated Women

2019-02-12T15:17:21-07:00February 12th, 2019|Health, In the news, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion, women children and families|

Today, the Board of Supervisors rejected the design-build for the Mira Loma Women’s Center project. Following that vote, the Board of Supervisors approved a motion authored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, and co-authored by Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, that would collect and analyze data on the pathways that result in the arrest, prosecution, [...]

Statement from Supervisor Hilda L. Solis on the Consolidated Correctional Treatment Facility Project

2019-02-07T10:00:45-07:00February 7th, 2019|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Health, In the news, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis has released the following statement on her vote at the Board of Supervisors next Tuesday on the Consolidated Correctional Treatment Facility (CCTF) project, and her motion that she filed: “In the past few years, the nation, our State, and even the conditions in the County have fundamentally transformed [...]

Continuing Justice Reform Push, LA County to Develop Alternatives to Money Bail

2019-02-05T14:23:01-07:00February 5th, 2019|In the news, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion, Uncategorized|

Across the country, money bail offers low-income defendants an impossible choice: sit in jail while your case slowly moves through the court system, pay a nonrefundable fee to a for-profit bail bonds company, or plead guilty and possess a criminal record that can impact your employment, housing, and more. In another step forward in eliminating [...]

Supervisor Hilda L. Solis’ Statement on Advancing Criminal Justice Reform

2019-01-18T18:16:14-07:00January 10th, 2019|Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion, women children and families|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis has released the following statement: “I know that an incredible amount of work has gone into developing the plans for Mira Loma and the replacement project for the Men’s Central Jail. But the Board of Supervisors is rightfully judged on how we care for those in our custody. [...]

LA County Joins with Obama Foundation to Invest $1 Million Locally to Improve Outcomes for Boys and Young Men of Color

2018-12-11T22:54:29-07:00December 11th, 2018|Community, Jobs, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion, women children and families|

LOS ANGELES, CA –  Today the Board of Supervisors approved a motion authored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis that directs LA County to work with local partners to provide $1 million to expand school-based interventions intended to address trauma and increase the academic achievement of boys and young men of color. This funding was [...]

LA County to End the Incarceration of Pregnant Girls

2018-12-11T22:32:49-07:00December 11th, 2018|In the news, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion, Uncategorized, women children and families|

LOS ANGELES, CA –  Of the 50 pregnant youth incarcerated last year in Los Angeles County, 37 were between the ages of 17 and 18. Sixty-eight percent were involved in both the Los Angeles County Probation Department and the Department of Children and Family Services’ foster care system. In response, today the Board of Supervisors approved a [...]