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New Laura's Law program provides court-ordered treatment to severely mentally ill residents

Original post made on Feb 26, 2022

Santa Clara County has kicked off a new program that allows families of severely mentally ill residents to petition the court for ordered treatment, the county announced on Wednesday.

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Posted by Steven Nelson
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Feb 26, 2022 at 8:53 am

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I put this in Around Town because mental illness - particularly that which is untreated - can lead to towns having unstable people living (and often dying) on the streets. [The City, SF is a prime example].

I think this 'state mandate' law is a very good example of Forced Compliance.
Why did our 'liberal/progressive(?)' County Board of Supervisors resist this For So Many Years? Now the state government has forced their hand. Good (IMO)

I am glad this program is up and working. Better uses of our tax money - than paying to Buy Out a local Cupertino cement site for the Property Wealth benefit of a few hundred Cupertino property owners. (other recent news - Co. General Fund spending)