Read article posted Jan. 17, 2014 - Click Here

Help assure Orange County is the first large California County
fully implement Laura’s Law. 

Sign the petition (online or print version), get neighbors and friends to sign the petition.

Ask your church, homeowners association and other organizations you are affiliated with to write a letter to the Orange County Board of Supervisors supporting the full implementation of AB 1421, Laura’s Law.  Letters can be sent to:  Clerk of the Board, 333 W. Santa Ana Blvd., Room 465, P.O. Box 687, Santa Ana, CA 92702-0687 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
The people in Nevada County, CA love Laura’s Law — this video features the director of mental health, Heggerty and Judge Anderson and they show how it really works.
Click on picture below to watch the video.

Comment by Judge Tom Anderson
Presiding Judge, Superior Court of CaliforniaCounty of Nevada
"Laura's Law provides an effective tool to help people who are in serious danger of being involuntarily hospitalized or incarcerated or worse.  The impact of Laura’s Law interventions has been proven to save people from severe mental health deterioration, increase voluntary participation in their own mental health care, increase personal and social stability, decrease the need for crisis intervention and saving of lots of taxpayer money. There is no good reason to not implement Laura’s Law.  In fact, under the current circumstances (considering the budget issues and standards of care) the failure to utilize Laura’s Law might be considered negligent."

Please also watch the video posted under, "Poor Insight"to understand why Laura's Law is needed to help those too ill to help themselves.


A Functional Outlineof Laura's Law - AB 1421

Laura's Law, signed into CA law in 2002, allows court-ordered, intensive outpatient treatment for people with severe mental illnesses who refuse medication because the illness impairs their ability to make rational decisions.

In those counties that adopt it, the AB 1421 program would permit people who are severely disabled by mental illness--and currently caught in a revolving door of homelessness, incarceration, and hospitalization--to receive timely, continuous, and supervised treatment in the community.
To View the Outline
Click Here

Myth vs. Facts

There are some profound misconceptions
about Laura's Law
Learn the FACTS
Click Here

OC Register - Dec. 11

"Mental Illness:
It's a family affair"

NAMI-OC President
shares his family story
Read the article


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