A program to move eligible mentally ill inmates from county jail into community-based treatment will be expanded to courtrooms countywide, officials announced Monday.
“As I think everybody recognizes, there is so much more that this county needs to do,” the county CEO said. “We all see it … we see the encampments. I think there is just a greater need to get more resources out on the street.”
Newly elected Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva will dismiss more than a dozen top-ranking administrators at the department when he takes over the job Monday, according to an email obtained by the Long Beach Post.