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

2019-08-14T15:29:16-07:00August 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

2019-07-01T10:37:04-07:00June 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

2019-06-28T10:03:29-07:00June 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

2019-04-30T12:17:46-07:00April 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

2019-04-23T11:53:48-07:00April 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. [...]

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, [...]