Advocates Want Stanislaus County To Implement Laura’s Law
Eighteen counties in California have adopted Laura’s Law, which allows for court-ordered assisted outpatient treatment, but Stanislaus County is still in its fact-finding stage.
Laura’s Law: Court-Ordered Psych Treatment Considered For Stanislaus County
Mental health advocates are hoping that Stanislaus County leaders will implement a state law that enables counties to seek court-ordered outpatient treatment for people with serious mental disorders. A growing number of counties have chosen to create Laura’s Law treatment programs for people with a history of not complying with mental health treatment. (Carlson, 11/20)
In other mental health news —
Los Angeles Times:
Investment Firm Ousts Mentally Ill And Latino Families To Flip Koreatown Buildings, Lawsuit Alleges
Rivera is one of 15 tenants in five Koreatown buildings named as plaintiffs in the lawsuit, filed electronically Thursday night by the pro bono law firm Public Counsel and the nonprofit law firm Public Advocates Inc. It alleges that the Century City investment company Optimus Properties LLC used abusive and discriminatory tactics to displace mentally ill and Latino tenants from the rent-controlled buildings so they could renovate their units and rent them for more money. (Smith, 11/18)