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Working group explores changes in county justice system

LOS ANGELES — If Los Angeles County hopes to create a “care first, jail last” system of justice, it will need to make a major investment in mental health and community-based services, a county working group told the Board of Supervisors June 11. Supervisor Sheila Kuehl said the county was aiming to reshape its approach Read More…

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Juvenile justice advocates seek ban on pepper spray

LOS ANGELES — Concerned about the use of pepper spray in Los Angeles County juvenile halls and camps, the county Board of Supervisors Feb. 5 proposed more training, more cameras and more mental health resources, while juvenile justice advocates called for an outright ban. A report by the Office of Inspector General found that some Read More…