Department of Mental Health
In L.A., Nine in Ten Incarcerated Youth Have a Documented Mental Health Issue
After a new report found that more than 90 percent of youth in the county’s juvenile halls had an open mental health case, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors pledged to improve mental health care to justice-involved youth in county.
L.A.’s Top Mental Health Doc has Plan to Reach Families Before Crisis Hits
Dr. Jonathan Sherin, director of the Department of Mental Health (DMH) for Los Angeles County, is thinking outside the box about ways to optimize mental health by preventing trauma. He sees working closely with the foster care system as critical, and he’s proposing to invest millions of DMH dollars to prove it.
Los Angeles Orders Agencies to Report on LGBTQ Services for Youth in Foster Care
In a unanimous vote, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday passed a motion aimed at improving the experience and outcomes for LGBTQ youth in the child welfare system.
L.A. County to Debate Sweeping Juvenile Diversion Plan
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors this week will consider a plan to divert thousands of youths at the point of arrest, shielding up to 80 percent of juveniles in the county from probation and permanent records.
L.A. County Agencies Chart Impact of Immigration Policies on Children
At a meeting of the Los Angeles County Children’s Commission on Monday, several Los Angeles County agencies and advocates described the impact of tightening federal immigration policies on children and families in the county.