Laura’s Law allows courts to order certain historically violent, dangerous, or incarcerated individuals to accept treatment as a condition of living in the community. To be eligible individuals must have a serious mental illness that causes them to be unlikely to survive safely in the community without supervision, and been in a hospital, prison or jail at least twice within the last thirty-six months; or involved in acts, attempts or threats of serious violent behavior toward self or others within the last forty-eight months.
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Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health – Implementation 3 pages
Welfare & Institutions Code §5348 et seq
Court Services for mentally ill who get involved in Criminal Cases – Mental Health Court Linkage Program
Related Pages in Resources – Mental Health Section