Dr. Jonathan Sherin, director of the County Department of Mental Health
“In my opinion, we’re reaching an inflection point. It’s not just about the individual, it’s about the collective public safety and it’s a public health emergency"
. . . “Meanwhile, neighborhoods are left to deal with the fallout from policy failures. In Los Angeles, families are afraid to take their children to supermarkets or playgrounds, or to walk under local freeways. These concerns are festering into animosity toward the homeless and local governments.”