JusticeLA Responds to ODR’s Report on Community Reentry of Jail Mental Health Population

In a move welcomed by the JusticeLA coalition, the Office of Diversion and Reentry (ODR) will be releasing a report detailing how nearly 3,000 prisoners with mental health concerns locked up in LA county jails can be released to community-based mental health resources. Mental health diversion and decentralized, community-based mental health care have long been demands of communities that have opposed new jail construction, and ODR’s newest study affirms that neither a new jail nor an enormous jail-like “mental health treatment center” is necessary or desirable.

It’s Go Time!

With less than a week to go before the BOS votes on the $3.5 Billion jail plan, Supervisor Solis announces her opposition to the mental health jail!

It’s time to weigh in on SB10!

JusticeLA issues statement on L.A. County Board of Supervisors vote to approve $2.2 billion new replacement for Men’s Central Jail.

Trump’s Embrace of First Step Act is Fake Reform

The First Step Act does not represent real reform. It carves out those most vulnerable to the revolving door impacts of mass imprisonment, and manages to create more bureaucracy. This bill is weaker than prior federal criminal justice reform efforts, while also placing potential implementation in the hands of an administration that openly endorses “zero tolerance” policies that have led to family separation and the incarceration of thousands.

JusticeLA Celebrates 1 Year of Resistance!

One year ago today, community members delivered 100 jail beds to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors in a clear statement of opposition towards the county’s $3.5 billion jail expansion plan. Our message was simple: invest in communities, not jails.