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Dr. Jei Africa speaks about the new Assisted Outpatient Treatment program before the Board of Supervisors on September 18, 2018.

Marin Launches New Mental Health Program

San Rafael, CA – Marin County has launched a two-year pilot program to help mental health patients get the treatment they need to survive safely in the community without supervision and lessen threats to others.

During the Marin County Supervisors meeting of September 18, the Marin County Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) provided an update on a new program built around California’s Assembly Bill 1421, often called Laura’s Law. The Board had directed Marin HHS to pursue a pilot program in spring 2017, and staff reported about the Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) program’s implementation.

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