Nevada County: First in the State with Laura’s Law – 2010
Source: California State Association of Counties
Resource Type: Video or Multimedia
Focus Population: Behavioral Health Leaders, People with Serious Mental Illness (SMI)
Topics: AOT / Laura's Law, Behavioral Health Organizational Guidance Docs, MHSA, Program Funding, Mental Health Treatment
Produced by California State Association of Counties, this video shares the following story: In 2008, Nevada County behavioral health officials faced a tough task: convincing some individuals with untreated mental illnesses that they were in need treatment. The Nevada County Assisted Outpatient Treatment Program offered a unique solution that bridged the gap for people that are dangerous and in need of treatment, but may not be on probation, and are not gravely disabled, or do not meet criteria for emergency involuntary hospitalization. Nevada County was the first California County to fully implement this program, and met with immediate success.