By Rina Palta
July 15, 2014

L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas proposed Tuesday setting aside $20 million for programs that keep mentally ill people out of jails. His move came on the heels of a presentation to the board by L.A. District Attorney Jackie Lacey on the need for more diversion programs for mentally ill offenders.

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas proposes $20 million in mental health programs [KPCC]