County Jails Set To Receive Mediation Training
Training aimed at reducing racial and gang-related violence in LA County jails.
To assist the Sheriff’s Department, Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich announced that an agreement with the Amer-I-Can Foundation to providing disturbance mediation training services for jail inmates, was approved by the Board of Supervisors.
Amer-I-Can’s disturbance mediation training classes for inmates reduce racial and gang-related violence in the
County’s jail system.
On average, the Sheriff’s Department houses 18,300 male inmates on a daily basis, 4,200 of whom are housed at the North
County Correctional Facility in Castaic. Approximately 150,000 male inmates enter and leave the County’s jails on an annual basis.
Currently, Los Angeles County provides funding for educational classes, alcohol and drug prevention, life
skill programs, and other services to help inmates re-enter society.