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Connecting Southwest LA

In the heart of the West Athens-Westmont neighborhood, the County of Los Angeles will implement an audacious plan called Connect Southwest LA to develop the community between Los Angeles Southwest College and Metro’s Green Line Vermont/Athens Station. Unanimously approved by the Board of Supervisors, this highly anticipated plan creates a vision to improve access to […]

Destination Health: Solving Homelessness

 Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, and Hawaii Lt. Gov. Josh Green, M.D., joined a panel of experts in San Francisco to reflect on homelessness as a public health crisis and to explore potential solutions. Destination Health: Solving Homelessness was the first of Kaiser Permanente’s Thought Leadership series on the […]

Restructuring LA County’s Juvenile Justice System

  The Board of Supervisors voted to explore moving Los Angeles County’s juvenile justice system out of the Probation Department into another agency, with the goal of creating a rehabilitative, health-focused and care-first system. Acting on a motion by Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Sheila Kuehl, they called for creating a Youth Justice Work Group to […]

August 2019

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Continuing the Work of Reforming the Jail System

After terminating a contract to build a mental health treatment facility, the Board of Supervisors approved a motion by Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Janice Hahn to study the feasibility of demolishing Men’s Central Jail (MCJ), address its most significant maintenance needs in the meantime, and develop a forward-looking long-term strategy for reforming Los Angeles County’s […]