Alex Barnard

assistant professor of sociology at New York University

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Gov. Newsom’s CARE Court would give judges more power to push people struggling with addiction and severe mental illness into court-ordered care.

Newsom wants to force unhoused mentally ill people into treatment. What could that look like?

Gov. Newsom’s CARE Court would give judges more power to push people struggling with addiction and severe mental illness into court-ordered care.

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