07 Sep L.A. County Launches Groundbreaking L.A. FOUND Initiative
On September 5, WDACS Director Cynthia Banks joined Supervisor Janice Hahn, Sheriff Jim McDonnell and a variety of stakeholders to launch L.A. FOUND, a groundbreaking countywide initiative to quickly locate individuals with Autism, Dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease when they wander and go missing.
As part of L.A. FOUND, the County is piloting a program to issue voluntary, traceable bracelets to individuals with Autism, Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Individuals who go missing can be located by the Sheriff’s Department using receivers on First Responder Helicopters. In addition, the County announced an L.A. FOUND team is now in place to provide support and information to families caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s, Dementia and Autism, as well as the launch of LAFOUND.com, a new one-stop portal for families and caregivers to access L.A FOUND resources and services.