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Campaign News | Feb 17, 2020

GASC脫N RELEASES PROPOSED REFORMS TO LA COUNTY鈥橲 APPROACH TO BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CRISIS AND ITS NEXUS TO HOMELESSNESS

LOS ANGELES 鈥 Today, George Gasc贸n’s campaign for District Attorney released a policy paper聽proposing major reforms to聽Los Angeles County鈥檚 approach to behavioral health and its nexus to homelessness. Such reforms would ensure LA’s approach is trauma-informed and evidence-based. “The current District Attorney’s approach to those experiencing mental illness and substance abuse challenges has聽severely backfired and […]
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Campaign News | Feb 17, 2020

GEORGE GASC脫N鈥橲 PLAN TO ADDRESS LA COUNTY鈥橲 BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CRISIS AND ITS NEXUS TO HOMELESSNESS

GEORGE GASC脫N鈥橲 PLAN TO ADDRESS LA COUNTY鈥橲 BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CRISIS AND ITS NEXUS TO HOMELESSNESS Ensuring Los Angeles County鈥檚 Approach to Reducing Homelessness and Promoting Behavioral Health is Trauma-Informed and Evidence-Based Individuals with behavioral health challenges (e.g., mental health and/or co-occurring substance abuse disorders) have frequent contacts with the criminal justice system. Overwhelmingly, this population […]
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Campaign News | Feb 13, 2020

LA ist: Meet the Candidate: George Gascon, Former San Francisco DA

Today on KPCC we鈥檙e profiling George Gascon, one of the three candidates running for Los Angeles County District Attorney. The story is the second in a three-part series; tomorrow we profile incumbent DA Jackie Lacey. Yesterday we profiled public defender Rachel Rossi. The DA race is drawing national attention; it鈥檚 the latest chapter in a […]
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Campaign News | Feb 13, 2020

Huff Post: The Race To End Mass Incarceration In America鈥檚 Second Largest City

LOS ANGELES 鈥 Los Angeles County is currently responsible for almost one-third of California鈥檚 incarcerated population. Black residents in the county are incarcerated at 13 times the rate of white residents, and LA County jails house more inmates than any other jail system in the country. More than 5,000 of those inmates are struggling with […]
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Campaign News | Feb 13, 2020

GEORGE GASC脫N STATEMENT ON L.A. D.A.’S DISMISSAL OF MARIJUANA CONVICTIONS

LOS ANGELES 鈥 Today, following the Los Angeles District Attorney’s announcement that she was dismissing 66,000 marijuana convictions, George Gasc贸n released the following statement: “Government shouldn’t wait for the people to take action, it should take action for the people.聽 Today, prior to state law forcing her hand, the District Attorney finally dismissed these convictions. […]
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