DRC and Advocates Request Community-Based Services
Disability Rights California (DRC) joins the ACLU, Justice LA, and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) in requesting that the LA County Board of Supervisors support the Office of Diversion and Reentry (ODR) to provide community-based services for persons considered felony incompetent to stand trial
Disability Rights California commends the LA County Board of Supervisors for unanimously voting to increase funding for the Office of Diversion and Reentry to provide community-based services for incarcerated individuals. The Board authorized $34.7 million to divert individuals who are felony incompetent to stand trial into community settings.
Disability Rights California will continue to urge LA County to expand the program and accept additional state funding for the Community Care Demonstration Project for the Felony Incompetent to Stand Trial population, as outlined in the Governor’s proposed budget. The Office of Diversion and Reentry’s program is a key step in reducing the population of people with mental illness in LA County Jail.
- DRC, ACLU and Justice LA Letter to LA County Board of Supervisors (pdf)
- Los Angeles Regional Reentry Project - Board of Supervisors Support Letter (pdf)
- NAMI's Letter to LA County Supervisors (pdf)
- DRC's Letter to LA County Supervisors (pdf)
- ACLU's Letter to County of LA Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission (pdf)
- How LA County Will Treat More People With Mental Illness Outside Of Jail - LAist 03/23/2021
- Will County Leaders Accept State Funding To Divert More People Declared Incompetent To Stand Trial From LA’s Jails? - WitnessLA 03/10/2021
- Editorial: Treating mentally ill accused felons will save money and prevent new crimes - Los Angeles Times 02/26/2021