THREE HOTS AND A FEW STEPS –
Sept. 16, 2022 – The CARE Act, in short, runs counter to the evidence-based, person-centered care that activists have been fighting for. Many have cited peer-reviewed studies that show people remanded into court-ordered treatment facing high mortality risks. Supporters of the legislation, like Newsom, contend that it will help the 100,000 or so unhoused people currently living in California, by allowing loved ones, first responders and judges to draw up one-year treatment plans that could be extended for two years. There will be penalties, including the possibility of a conservatorship, for those who refuse to comply.