Plumas County’s Mental Health System Faces Major Scrutiny Following Teen’s Suicide; Full Investigation Promised
The circumstances surrounding the death of a Plumas County girl is sparking outrage and frustration.
State law requires courts to tell the Department of Justice when it makes certain mental health determinations. The department uses that information as part of a program unique to California that seizes guns from people who are prohibited from having them.
California’s auditor says the state has failed to properly monitor nearly $7.4 billion in voter-approved money for mental health programs and cannot reassure the public that it is going to help those most in need.
Nearly two decades after a court takeover of California’s prison mental health system, a federal judge is set to consider this week whether the billions of dollars invested by California taxpayers have improved conditions enough that he can return control to the state.
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People have been passing out flyers looking for Linnea Lomax. She was last seen Tuesday leaving an outpatient therapy center in the Sacramento area off Howe Avenue, and now there’s a huge group hoping to find her.
The state Assembly has passed a set of bills intended to broaden the mental health and health care services covered by private insurance plans.
The attorney for the Northern California man charged with kidnapping Jaycee Dugard is asking to have her client’s mental competency hearing postponed.