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.
Mental Health & Trauma
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.
Increased demand for treatment adds to questions about whether the state's supply of caregivers can meet the need — particularly for children and teens.
A team of journalists investigates new police training and handling of emergency calls.
Explore the intersection of domestic violence, regional disparities, and healthcare challenges in Nevada, highlighting policy failures and the urgent need for change.
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.
In STAT’s interviews with more than a half-dozen women who are incarcerated in California, many described the post-pandemic era as their most difficult period of incarceration.