Board Voice, an organization comprised of the volunteer boards of community-based social service agencies from across B.C., believes that a social policy framework could go along way to putting services in place to help people meet their potential. In a coordinate social care system, Beg would have access to medical care, supportive housing and medication/therapy. There would be a coordinated response that took care of people rather than incarcerating them.
The need for care, not incarceration
May 30, 2017
Marcus Beg lives in a shed on the deck of his daughter’s grandmother, Marguerite MacDougall. Beg has undiagnosed mental health issues. His erratic and sometimes threatening behaviour has landed him in jail where he is often in solitary confinement as his behaviour upsets other inmates.