Articles by Joy Gilfilen
"I agree with all of you (Juliette, Elizabeth and Dick) that this is a mess and that we must do better. My reference to misconception in my comment [...]Voices from the Inside: Part two—It's time to decriminalize mental illness in Whatcom County
"This is an excellent expose and deep article about how the mentally ill are criminalized and overcrowding our jail. Dick, you express a very common misconception [...]Voices from the Inside: Part two—It's time to decriminalize mental illness in Whatcom County
"Research and observations lead me to the conclusion that all bail decisions are direclty related to the prosecutor’s discretion. He could change this with a change in attitude, [...]Voices from the Inside: Part 1 - What’s next for the Whatcom County Jail and Justice System?
"This is a huge, huge topic for labelling people as a “sex offender” often triggers total fear and confusion in the conversations. This is why doing the COSA Circles [...]Managing High Risk Sexual Offenders--A Canadian Approach