Last week, DRLC submitted a letter to the L.A. County Board of Supervisors regarding alternatives to incarceration. DRLC urges the County to support policies and practices that implement treatment for people with mental illness, while also making sustained financial commitments to rehabilitation programs that will help reduce recidivism and increase public safety.
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We all need homes that we- and those who visit us- can get around with ease. This is important for families as well as communities. The disability rights movement has always been a champion of accessible housing and independent living. Too often, however, society has assumed that people with disabilities would simply live in nursing homes or rehabilitation centers. Full story