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Laura's Law is a law in California that could help reduce violence. If a person has a history of hospitaliztions, jailings or threats of harm to self or others---and is deteriorating--that person can be court ordered to comply with a treatment plan and the mental health system must give that intensive 24-7 community based treatment. It is proven to reduce tragedies and help the person get well and stay well in the community. And, it saves money. Nevada County, which has fully implemented the law, found $1.81 savings through reduced hospitalization and jailings for every $1 spent on the program. It saves money, its saves lives. But each County Board of Supervisors must resolve to use it and the vast majority of them have not. Write your boards of supervisors and demand they implement this lifesaving civil treatment law.
December 18, 2012 at 2:31 p.m.
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