Do Court-Ordered Mental Health Services Work?

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Laura’s Law was passed 12 years ago, named for a 19-year-old mental health worker shot by a patient in Nevada County. The core provision allows family members, treatment providers and law enforcement to seek court orders ordering mentally ill people to undergo treatment. So far, Nevada, Orange and San Francisco are the only counties to implement it. Tomorrow, the LA Supervisors may take a vote on adopting it here.

Credits

Guests:
Carla Jacobs - Treatment Advocacy Center, Dave Pilon - Mental Health America of Los Angeles

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Benjamin Gottlieb, Katie Cooper