Leah Dansby has worked as a Program Manager for Santa Clara County’s Probation Department for over ten years. She manages Resource Services within the department to ensure that probation officers are kept abreast of all community-based resources within the county. In 2008 Leah’s son was diagnosed with a serious mental illness, and this prompted her to take the Family-to-Family class. Leah continues to use the information she learned to advocate for her son and to teach others about the importance of advocacy. Leah is especially concerned about mental illness and the criminal justice system, and she is focused on working to create legislation that will stop the criminalization of people with mental illness.