COUNTY SUPPORTS LEGISLATION TO ALLOW TERMINALLY ILL PATIENTS ACCESS TO EXPERIMENTAL DRUGS AND TREATMENT

LOS ANGELES COUNTY— Support for state legislation to allow terminally ill patients to use experimental drugs or treatments not yet fully approved for consumer use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration was unanimously approved by the Board of Supervisors on a motion by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich. “Terminally ill patients should not have to …

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SUPERVISOR REQUESTS REPORT ON VICTIM’S SERVICES

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Victims of crime often suffer lifelong emotional and financial hardships. In order to identify gaps in victims’ assistance programs and provide recommendations to enhance services for victims and their families, the Board of Supervisors requested the Los Angeles County District Attorney to report back on the availability of services provided to crime victims. Currently the …

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PUBLIC SAFETY REALIGNMENT UPDATE

Governor Brown’s prison realignment program continues to pose a safety, operational, and fiscal challenge for all 58 counties as crime continues to rise statewide.  Over 22,525 offenders have been sentenced to Los Angeles County jails instead of state prison and over 20,000 state parolees have been shifted to County Probation supervision since October 1, 2011. …

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REALIGNMENT DISCUSSED AT ANNUAL POLICE CHIEF’S LUNCHEON

At the annual Police Chief’s Luncheon hosted by Supervisor Antonovich, Sheriff John Scott and Probation Chief Jerry Powers discussed AB 109, the state’s public safety realignment program, which transferred supervision of state prisoners to County probation departments and custody of certain offenders from state prison to county jails resulting in crime spikes across the state.

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