The measure proposed by Supervisor Mark Farrell was approved by a 9-2 vote and will allow court-ordered treatment for the severely mentally ill.
San Francisco Supervisor Spearheads Effort To Implement Laura’s Law After Santa Barbara Killing Spree
Last weekend’s shooting rampage in the town of Isla Vista, near UC Santa Barbara, which left six people dead— including the shooter, has revived the debate over Laura’s Law in San Francisco.
California lawmakers are seeking to expand a decade-old law that lets counties pursue court-ordered mental health treatment for those who refuse to get help on their own.
San Francisco is poised to implement its own version of a California law that allows for court-ordered treatment for severely mentally ill patients.
SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)_ A law that would force mentally-ill people with violent backgrounds into treatment is up for a vote by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Tuesday.
SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)_ San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors is divided over whether to implement “Laura’s Law”, named after a young woman who was killed by a paranoid schizophrenic. The debate is over whether it would […]