Citywide and Laura’s Law

David Fariello (center), division director Citywide Case Management Programs, fills plates of food for lunch while he works with Citywide Case Management Programs clients William Branson (arm at top) a, Winnie Law (right) and Jose Duran (left) who were volunteering that day to help make lunch in the kitchen at Citywide Case Management Programs on Monday, October 20, 2015 in San Francisco, Calif.

 

Laura’s Law: S.F. to let courts compel treatment for mentally ill

"San Francisco will become the fifth county in the state next week to implement Laura’s Law, the state measure that allows the courts to compel mentally ill people who have resisted care to get outpatient treatment.

Almost 16 months after the San Francisco Board of Supervisors agreed to enact the law — and after years of debate weighing public protection and the civil rights of mentally ill patients — the city has set up its program and determined how patients who are court-ordered to seek treatment will get the care they need."

By Victoria Colliver of the San Francisco Chronicle
 

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