LA County to Stop Rise in Violence with First Anti-Hate Initiative

2019-10-01T17:05:43-08:00October 1st, 2019|Community, Immigration, In the news, Policy, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion|

Hate crimes in Los Angeles County increased in 2018, reaching their highest level in nearly a decade, according to an annual report by the County’s Commission on Human Relations. With 521 cases, LA County has seen five consecutive years of rising acts of hate reported against African Americans, the LGBTQ+ community, Jews, and Latinos. In [...]

Following $63 Million Sheriff Department Deficit, Board of Supervisors Ask for Mitigation Plan to Protect Taxpayer Funds

2019-10-01T13:56:23-08:00October 1st, 2019|In the news, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion|

LOS ANGELES, CA-  Under California law, LA County must produce a balanced budget. However, the Acting Auditor-Controller recently reported that the Sheriff’s Department has an unprecedented deficit of $63.4 million, exponentially higher than any time in the last five years. In response, today the Board of Supervisors voted to approved a motion authored by Los [...]

Supervisor Solis’ statement on her motion on the Sheriff’s Department budget

2019-09-27T16:23:46-08:00September 27th, 2019|In the news, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion|

“LA County is required under state law to produce a balanced budget. When a County Department is struggling with their budget, it is that Department’s responsibility to communicate and work hand-in-hand with the CEO and the Board of Supervisors so that we can work together to address the issues before the end of the fiscal [...]

Supervisor Solis’ statement on the criminalization of homelessness and the Martin v. City of Boise decision

2019-09-17T13:15:49-08:00September 17th, 2019|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, 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 passed a motion 3-2, with Supervisor Solis voting against the motion, to have LA County file or join an amicus brief that would reverse the 9th Circuit Court’s decision in Martin v. City of Boise, which prevents local governments and [...]

Supervisor Solis’ statement on studying the creation of a Civil Defense Unit in the Public Defender’s Office

2019-09-10T15:35:53-08:00September 10th, 2019|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Immigration, 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 passed her motion to study the feasibility of creating a new Civil Defense Unit within the Office of the Public Defender, with a report back to the Board within 120 days with recommendations:   “Many public defender offices around [...]

Supervisor Solis leads successful effort to cancel the McCarthy jail-building contract, prioritizing rehabilitation over punishment

2019-08-14T15:29:16-08:00August 13th, 2019|Health, In the news, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion|

LOS ANGELES, CA-  For years, Los Angeles County has worked towards modernizing its approach to criminal justice, but this effort lacked the data needed to properly right-size this project and ensure that resources were allocated properly. On February 12, 2019, the LA County Board of Supervisors authorized a Design-Build contract with McCarthy Building Companies for [...]

La Declaración de la Supervisora Solis sobre su voto de “No” del plan de financiar la cárcel del Condado de Los Ángeles

2019-07-01T10:37:04-08:00June 28th, 2019|Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion, Spanish|

La Supervisora del Condado de Los Ángeles, Hilda L. Solis, dio a conocer la siguente declaración sobre su votó de "No" sobre los fondos de $30 millones para un Centro de Tratamiento de Salud Mental, también conocido como el nuevo plan de la Cárcel del Condado de Los Ángeles, durante las deliberaciones presupuestarias de hoy: [...]

Supervisor Solis’ statement on her “No” vote on funding the LA County jail plan

2019-06-28T10:03:29-08:00June 26th, 2019|Community, In the news, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after she voted 'No' on $30 million in funding towards the Mental Health Treatment Facility, also known as the new LA County jail plan, during today's Budget Deliberations: “Based on my conversations with mental health professionals who work with the population in our custody, [...]

LA County to Launch Fair Chance Hiring Awareness Campaign to Support Formerly-Incarcerated Workers

2019-04-30T12:17:46-08:00April 30th, 2019|Community, In the news, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion|

One in three working-age Americans has a felony criminal record, and up to 75 percent of individuals released from either prison or jail are unemployed after a year. Some businesses are hesitant to hire former inmates: more than 60 percent of employers say they would not hire someone with a criminal record, even though a [...]

LA County to Design a Family Treatment Court Model to Better Support Parents and Foster Children

2019-04-23T11:53:48-08:00April 23rd, 2019|Community, In the news, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion, women children and families|

When parents fall into substance use addiction, children often become involved with child welfare services. In fact, 58.7% of all dependency cases involved substance use, impacting approximately 11,444 children. In order to create better outcomes for LA County families, today the Board of Supervisors approved a motion authored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. [...]