BUILDING RESILIENCE is a working group comprised of healthcare providers, academics, and community members researching incarceration’s impact on mental health and advocating for alternatives through diversion programs. In the summer of 2014 Dignity and Power Now’s Building Resilience was invited to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland to brief the UN on a report identifying racial discrimination and abuse of Black people with mental health conditions in the Los Angeles jail system. The shadow report was included in the UN review of United States compliance with the International Convention to End all forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD).

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