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Experience and Knowledge are Lacey’s Strong Points
February 27, 2020
"I have the legal knowledge and experience from within the DA's office to meet any challenge that comes my way, " said Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey who is up for reelection (date).   ... read more »
Dr. Carlin Barnes and Dr. Marketa Wills Educate the Community on Mental Illness
October 10, 2019
Two Harvard trained psychiatrists, Dr. Carlin Barnes and Dr. Marketa Wills, have released their first book titled “Understanding Mental Illness: A Comprehensive Guide to Mental Health Disorders for Family and Friends.” ... read more »
Empire Star Taraji Henson Speaks on Suicide and Mental Health on Capitol Hill
July 25, 2019
"It breaks my heart to know that 5-year-old children are contemplating life and death, I just...I'm sorry. That one is tough for me. So, I'm here to appeal to you, because this is a national crisis. When I hear of kids going into bathrooms, cutting themselves, you're supposed to feel safe in school,” Henson told the members of Congress and those in the audience in a hearing room on Capitol Hill in Washington. ... read more »
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Harris, Ocasio-Cortez Introduce Bill to Provide People with Criminal Records A Fair Chance at Housing
July 11, 2019
U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) and U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY-14) on Wednesday introduced the Fair Chance at Housing Act of 2019, legislation to remove barriers to obtaining federal housing assistance for individuals with criminal records and their families. The proposal is a comprehensive reform of the eviction and screening policies so individuals with a criminal history have a fair chance at housing assistance. ... read more »
Harris, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Limit Use of Solitary Confinement
March 15, 2019
U.S. Senators Kamala D. Harris (D-CA), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chris Coons (D-DE), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Brian Schatz (D-HI), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) last week introduced legislation to reduce the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ (BOP) use of solitary confinement and improve conditions for inmates separated from the general prison population.  ... read more »
The Topic of Mental Health Cannot Be Tabled
May 31, 2017
According to the U.S Department of Health and Human Services, mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being ... read more »
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