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Funding Approved for Mental Health Diversion

Funding for Mental Health Diversion

The San Diego County District Attorney’s Office announced funding today for a new initiative that will divert people with serious mental illness away from the justice system and into treatment, the first of its kind in the County. The program received support today from the County’s Board of Supervisors, which authorized a contract to receive […]

CarMax Settles Environmental Lawsuit

CarMax Settles Environmental Lawsuit

A years-long undercover investigation found that CarMax Auto Stores in California were caught illegally dumping hazardous material in trash dumpsters including auto body sanding dust, sanding pads, automotive paints, clear coats, solvents, non-empty aerosols, and other hazardous substances used during the auto body repair process. Out of the numerous stores in California, two San Diego County […]

Welk Resorts Will Pay Up To $ 5.5 Million To Settle Consumer Protection Lawsuit

Welk Resorts to Pay up to $5.5 Million to Settle Consumer Protection Lawsuit

After receiving hundreds of complaints about consumers feeling duped when purchasing timeshares at Welk Resorts, investigators found the California-based company was violating numerous legal requirements set in place to protect consumers from receiving less than they bargained for. Resort vacationers, who wanted to guarantee future vacations at Welk Resorts, were made to believe they were buying real estate, that […]

County Board of Supervisors Approves DA Sponsored Bills

Protecting Victims of Sexual Assault, Seniors and Consumers

In a unanimous vote today, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors moved to support three DA-sponsored bills that will strengthen state laws in support of sexual assault victims, senior citizens and consumers buying supplies during a state of emergency. Each bill was drafted with input from experts in the San Diego County District Attorney’s […]

DA's Statement on Death of George Floyd and Protests

DA’s Statement on Death of George Floyd and Protests

As the nation and San Diego County grapples with the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer, the events of the past several days have resulted in a mix of emotions and reactions. For many, it understandably ignited long-term, historic trauma that has its roots in racism and inequality. It is heartbreaking to […]

Mental Health Awareness, Don't Suffer in Isolation

Mental Health Awareness, Don’t Suffer in Isolation

As Mental Health Awareness Month comes to a close, San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan is reminding the public that resources are available, even during the COVID-19 pandemic. While San Diegans are doing their part to stop the spread of the coronavirus, it is more important than ever to be mindful of mental health […]