Community Conversations

My community. My voice. Our change Please join us for a Community Conversation group focused on the mental health and substance use service needs of the community on Feb 12th, 2022. NAMI Santa Clara County is collaborating with the Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Services Department to host a Community Conversation focus group to gather community input…

Come Advocate for Laura’s Law

The Health and Hospital Committee of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors will be holding a special meeting on March 24 to discuss whether to implement Laura’s Law in Santa Clara County, or opt out of the program. This an opportunity for you to urge the supervisors to implement the program in Santa Clara County. NAMI Santa Clara County supports the implementation of Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT), Laura’s Law and is asking the County not to opt out of implementing the program!

Laura’s Law Benefits for Santa Clara County

The Health and Hospital Committee of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors will be holding a special meeting on March 24 to discuss whether to implement Laura’s Law in Santa Clara County, or opt out of the program. This an opportunity for you to urge the supervisors to implement the program in Santa Clara County. NAMI Santa Clara County supports the implementation of Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT), Laura’s Law and is asking the County not to opt out of implementing the program!

A.B. 1976 Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) Community Feedback

In September 2020 Governor Newsom Signed AB 1976 into law. AB 1976 updates Laura’s law, Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT), one of the provisions of this update is a new rule that counties have to implement AOT unless the county chooses to opt-out By May 1st, 2021. The changes were discussed at the Santa Clara County Health and Hospital Committee. The Behavioral Health Services Department presented a report on February 17 describing the various programs currently run by the department. They indicated that they expect to send a report in April to the Board of Supervisors, recommending that Santa Clara County opt-out of the program.