LA County Presses for Timely Release of Evidence in All Shootings Involving Sheriff’s Deputies

2020-07-07T13:31:55-07:00July 7th, 2020|In the news, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis issued the following statement after the Board of Supervisors passed her motion requesting the Sheriff’s Department’s compliance with the timely release of evidence pertaining to deputy-involved shooting cases: “LA County has been facing an epidemic for years: systemic violence, brutality, and racism at the hands of law enforcement [...]

LA County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis Statement on AB 1185

2020-07-07T12:21:34-07:00July 7th, 2020|In the news, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors approved her motion directing the County’s legislative advocates in Sacramento to support AB 1185, which would authorize California counties to establish a sheriff oversight board: “LA County recognizes the need for sheriff accountability and transparency. Though the Civilian Oversight [...]

LA County Moves Ahead with Restorative Care Villages to Promote ‘Care First, Jail Last’ Approach

2020-07-10T18:13:09-07:00July 7th, 2020|Community, Health, In the news, Jobs, Policy, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion|

In a significant step towards a ‘care first, jail last’ approach to community health and public safety, today the Board of Supervisors approved two separate, but related Board motions, both authored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, that would initiate a plan to close Men’s Central Jail within the year and fast track [...]

Supervisor Solis Leads Effort to Close Men’s Central Jail to Prioritize Rehabilitation Over Punishment

2020-06-23T15:20:03-07:00June 23rd, 2020|Community, Health, In the news, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion|

In recognition of the changing nature of Los Angeles County’s jail population and community demands to defund jail systems in favor of investments in community health and safety, today Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis read in a Board motion, which was co-authored by Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, that calls for a plan to close [...]

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis’ Statement on Maintaining a Decreased Population of Incarcerated Youth in LA County

2020-06-09T11:29:59-07:00June 9th, 2020|Community, Health, In the news, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors approved her motion directing pertinent County Departments to report back in 30 days with a plan for maintaining reductions of incarcerated youth at LA County juvenile halls and camps: “In the past three months, the population of detained youth [...]

LA County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis’ Statement on George Floyd’s death

2020-06-01T21:31:20-07:00May 30th, 2020|In the news, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis issued the following statement urging for calm as people take to the streets to register their outrage over the death of Minneapolis resident George Floyd: "George Floyd’s death was unjust and wrong. His killing was an inhumane act of brutality, and we must stand united to denounce his [...]

LA County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis Statement on Release of Dual-Status Youth to Safe Settings

2020-05-26T11:28:41-07:00May 26th, 2020|Community, In the news, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion, women children and families|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors approved her motion directing LA County’s Department of Probation, and other pertinent departments, to use their authority to release dual-status youth — young people involved in both the County’s child welfare and the juvenile justice system — to alternate [...]

Supervisor Solis’ Statement on Supporting Justice-Involved Youth as They Transition Back into the Community

2020-04-14T11:04:46-07:00April 14th, 2020|Community, In the news, Jobs, leardership, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement in response to Oakland-based Impact Justice and the County’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative joining forces to create a new AmeriCorps-County-funded employment program for youth released from the California Department of Juvenile Justice: “The California Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) is responsible for housing detained [...]

LA County to Ensure Preventive Measures in Place to Protect Justice-Involved Populations from COVID-19

2020-03-31T16:54:51-07:00March 31st, 2020|In the news, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion|

Individuals in Los Angeles County’s jails and juvenile halls and camps are housed in dense quarters with reduced access to hand sanitizer and soap, making it more difficult to practice good hygiene and social distancing while in detention. This could make pregnant incarcerated women, individuals with underlying medical conditions, and older adults with compromised immune [...]

LA County adopts a ‘care first, jail last’ approach in criminal justice reform

2020-03-13T00:15:00-07:00March 10th, 2020|Community, In the news, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion|

For the first time in decades, there is consensus among advocates, health care and social services providers, elected officials and those directly affected to adopt a 'care first, jail last' approach when it comes to criminal justice. A report produced by the Alternatives to Incarceration (ATI) workgroup lists 114 recommendations, organized under five overarching strategies, [...]