LA County to Support Prop 17 to Give People on Parole the Right to Vote

2020-09-15T12:53:11-07:00September 15th, 2020|Community, In the news, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion|

California’s Constitution currently denies people on parole for felony convictions the right to vote until they served their sentence and their parole is over. On average, that could be up to at least three years after their release date. To remove this barrier to voting, today the Board of Supervisors approved a motion authored by [...]

LA County to End Transfers to ICE without a Judicial Warrant

2020-09-01T14:20:18-07:00September 1st, 2020|Community, Immigration, In the news, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion|

Signaling the County’s resolve to continue to protect immigrants, today the Board of Supervisors approved a motion authored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, and co-authored by Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, prohibiting the use of County resources in transferring people to ICE custody without a judicial warrant. “It is the right time to end [...]

LA County to Explore Restoring Funding for the Office of Public Defender

2020-07-21T12:53:04-07:00July 21st, 2020|Community, In the news, Jobs, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis issued the follow statement after the Board of Supervisors approved her motion directing the County to identify funding to avoid potential layoffs and other personnel reductions in the Office of the Public Defender: “The services the Office of the Public Defender provides to their clients, most of whom [...]

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 [...]