L.A. County Supervisors unanimously approve 16-bed Acute Intervention Module (AIM) for mentally ill inmates, addressing concerns over jail conditions and aiming to meet federal settlement agreement.
ACLU urges faster action to prevent contempt of court. Beds crucial for closing Men's Central Jail and addressing mental health needs.
L.A. County supports program where incarcerated peer caregivers aid mentally ill inmates. Board aims to triple FIP step-down units by 2025, but compensation and post-release employment concerns arise. Advocates stress urgency due to complex mental health needs.
In their darkest moments, people struggle to find mental health help. What can be done to reimagine a new system aiding vulnerable residents — one that relies less heavily on law enforcement?
Los Angeles County will return an estimated $15 million in unspent mental health grants intended to keep vulnerable people from landing in hospital and jails.
A team of journalists investigates new police training and handling of emergency calls.
Also this week: Asian Americans with ADHD go underdiagnosed, and report details failings in health care for women, people of color.
Despite efforts to reduce incarceration, LA County's incarcerated inmates with mental illness increased by 54% from 2015-2022, highlighting inadequate care and funding issues.
This week, we’re launching a new column anchored by veteran journalist James Causey of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that explores health inequities in the broadest sense.
Patient advocates hope new powers for health insurance regulators will usher in change, but the parity standard has its limits and is difficult to enforce.