Determined to end modern day slavery, lawmakers, law enforcers, and advocates for victims have launched the Los Angeles Regional Human Trafficking Task Force. Funded by a $1.5-million grant from the US Department of Justice, the Task Force brings together prosecutors, investigators, service agencies, victim advocates and other partners together to provide wraparound care to victims while […]
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Reforming Los Angeles County’s criminal justice system, the Board of Supervisors approved an ordinance establishing the Office of Diversion and Reentry. Its goal: sending low-risk offenders with serious mental illness and substance abuse disorders into treatment, rather than jail, while preserving public safety. “Diversion is humane and cost-effective, putting taxpayer dollars to much better use […]
Looking to provide yet another critical service In Willowbrook and surrounding communities, the Board of Supervisors voted to establish a Child Care Center project at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Medical Campus. The Board approved a recommendation by Department of Health Services (DHS) Director Mitch Katz to draft architectural plans for converting the Hudson Auditorium at […]
Taking unprecedented action to address wage theft in Los Angeles County, the Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to establish a program that would receive, investigate and resolve claims of wage theft, as well as conduct education and outreach to both workers and employers. Acting on a motion by Supervisors Hilda Solis and Mark Ridley-Thomas, […]