Meanwhile, in San Diego.....

Wed, November 15, 2017 11:07 AM | Marsha (Administrator)

From jail to treatment: Helping get the mentally ill on track 

Dana LittlefieldDana Littlefield Contact Reporter

San Diego Union Tribune 

In San Diego County, help for mentally ill offenders can come from several sources — including the county and the courts — but demand is high, resources are limited and people, especially those living on the street, can fall through the cracks. Last month, the county Board of Supervisors approved a three-year spending plan for new and existing programs, some of which focus specifically on people with serious mental illness who are also in the criminal justice system. The funding — nearly $570 million over the next three years — comes from the Mental Health Services Act, passed by California voters in 2004, which imposes a 1 percent tax on millionaires’ income. (The county also receives money for mental health programs from other local, state and federal sources.)    READ ABOUT IT HERE 

Upcoming events

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software