David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy

Professor Blasi Comments on Need to Rethink How the Criminal Justice System Handles Mental Illness in Los Angeles Times Article

July 24, 2015 -- Professor Emeritus Gary Blasi commented on the need to rethink how the criminal justice system handles those with mental illnesses. His comments appear in the Los Angeles Times.

“They are just dealing with symptoms,” says Professor Blasi of UCLA Law. “They are doing nothing more than recycling people through the criminal justice system.”

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