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Community Forum: Keeping People with Mental Illness Out of Jail
Held Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Noon - 2 p.m.
Faulkner Gallery, 40 E. Anapamu Street
This Forum addressed the issues around people with mental illness and the jail from several different viewpoints. The panel members represented both the relevant government agencies as well as community organizations that are active on these issues. We have representatives from the Santa Barbara County Department of Behavioral Health, the Sheriff's Office, the Public Defender's and the District Attorney's Office. We also invited key members of community watchdog organizations, who illuminated problems and advocate for solutions. Many of these community people have experienced the frustrations of the crisis first-hand.
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