Los Angeles Residents Advocate for Mental Health Diversion, Not Jail Expansion

MEDIA ADVISORY – July 14th, 2014 Contact: Diana Zuniga of Californians United for a Responsible Budget at  213-864-8931 or diana@curbprisonspending.org What: LA County Board of Supervisors, S-2 report by District Attorney on assessment of mental health diversion programs. When: Tuesday, July 15th.  Meeting begins at 9:30am, report by DA at 11:30am Where: Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, 500 West Temple St. LA … Read more

How the 2014-15 Budget impacts you!

Last month, Governor Brown signed the 2014-15 Budget Act. As I’m sure you have heard, the budget increases funds wasted in the “rat hole” of incarceration to nearly $12 billion. The budget includes no significant restorations to anti-poverty and social safety net programs that have suffered years of cuts and could lift low-income Californians out … Read more