Crime Prevention Panelists from Left to Right: Robert F. Green, LAPD Commander, Operations-South Bureau; Asst. Sheriff Cecil Rhambo, Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department; Assemblyman Davis; Ed Johnson, Sr. Probation Dir., Los Angeles County Probations Dept.?
Assemblyman Davis presented the 2011 48th District Health Care and Town Hall Meeting in his district to discuss issues of importance to his constituentsAccording to Assemblyman Mike Davis, the purpose of the meeting was to share with his district (residents, businesses and service providers) what government in ‘our’ region and the State of California is doing to assist in the areas of health care and crime prevention.In a two part Town Hall format Assemblyman Mike Davis presented two distinct panel discussions on Health Care and Crime Prevention that are of utmost concern to the Los Angeles community. With the high numbers of baby boomers caring for aging parents the audience listened keenly to statistics and treatments for diseases and chronic conditions that are impacting our time, budgets (personal and governmental) and quality of life. When the panel changed to address AB 109 Realignment and the impact the implementation of that mandate will have on the community, you could see and feel the eagerness of the audience to understand Law Enforcement, Probation and the Community and Faith Based organization’s corrections responsibilities for the re-entry to the area of people convicted of certain non-serious, non-violent felonies. The new community supervision and reentry assistance program will commence October 1, 2011.
“Each year we are blessed to have information on critical health care issues and law enforcement needs facing our communities,” Assemblyman Mike Davis remarked. “This year we were able to learn more about Blood Disorders, Prostate Cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. In addition, law enforcement outlined the realignment plan designed to assist the County in reducing recidivism, improving public safety, and decreasing incarceration levels,” explained Assemblyman Davis.
The expert Health Care panelists included Freddi Segal-Gidan, PA, PhD, and Keck School of Medicine, USC, Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center; Dr. Vinod A. Pullarkat, MB, BS, MRCP, Division of Hematology, Keck School of Medical School, USC; Dr. Mihir M. Desai, Professor of Clinical Urology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and Director of Robotic Surgery at the USC Institute of Urology.
The esteemed Crime Prevention panel was comprised of Robert F. Green, LAPD Commander, Operations-South Bureau; Deputy Bruce McCall, Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department; Ed Johnson, Sr. Probation Director, Los Angeles County Probation Department, Adult Supervision Oversight; Clarissa L. Woo, Director of Policy Advocacy, ACLU of Southern California; Sergeant Rob Spartalis, Central Los Angeles CHP Area.