Supervisor Adam Hill brings a step forward to implementing Laura’s Law
At a recent SLO Board of Supervisors meeting Supervisor Adam Hill successfully advocated for the County to take the steps necessary to lower the costs of implementing.
<p>San Luis Obispo County, California - At a recent SLO Board of Supervisors meeting Supervisor Adam Hill successfully advocated for the County to take the steps necessary to lower the costs of implementing a pilot Assisted Outpatient Treatment Program, also known as Laura’s Law.</p> <p>The Board of Supervisors formed a subcommittee to oversee development of the pilot program, which Hill will serve on. In addition to the potential long term cost savings this program could provide, from a reduction in hospitalization and incarceration of people suffering from mental illness, it also fosters a healthier and safer environment for the people suffering from mental illness, as well as the entire community by potentially reducing the number of violent events.</p> <p>Laura’s Law authorizes court ordered outpatient treatment for people with untreated severe mental illness if they meet strict legal criteria. The law was passed by the California Legislature in 2002, a year after a person with a history of untreated mental health problems went on a shooting rampage that left Laura Wilcox, 17, Pearlie Mae Feldman, 68, and Mike Markle, 24, dead.</p> <p>"This is a critical program to help address the scourge of untreated mental illness in our community,” said Hill.</p> <p>For more information on this potential program, please contact Supervisor Adam Hill at 805-781-4336 or submit press inquiry at <strong><a href="https://adamhill.us">https://adamhill.us</a></strong></p> <p>CONTACT:<br />Hannah Miller, Legislative Assistant<br />805-781-4336<br />firstname.lastname@example.org<br /> <strong><a href="https://adamhill.us">https://adamhill.us</a></strong></p>