June 26, 2024: Alternatives to Incarceration in Whatcom County – Today and Tomorrow


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There are now numerous programs in Whatcom County designed to reduce incarceration. We’ll look at what they are, how they are funded, how and how well they work and who administers them. We will also probe progress on how the initiative passed for a new jail, increased behavioral health resources and housing is progressing. Our panelists will report on how existing and future programs will be integrated as well as where does planning and implementation stand today? 


Erika Lautenbach, Health Department Director
Donnell Tanksley, Whatcom County Sheriff
Satpal Sidhu, Whatcom County Executive