Expansion Sought for Special Court for Behavioral Health

San Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim wants to expand The City’s Behavioral Health Court citywide to help residents who have mental illness or substance abuse problems get treatment.

“We cannot continue to use a system that isn’t working and where no one wins. … We actually took a huge step when we committed to re-envisioning a real solution instead of a new jail that simply takes taxpayer dollars and cycles people in and out,” Kim said in a statement.

By Janis Mara - Bay City News (February 14, 2018)

Started in 2002, San Francisco's Behavioral Health Court is a collaboration between the Superior Court of California, the Public Defender, Jail Psychiatric Services, UCSF’s Citywide Case Management and the Department or Public Health.

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