CARE court

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for CARE Act proceedings, the individual must meet all the following criteria:

• Be 18 years old or older
• Have a diagnosis of schizophrenia spectrum or other psychotic disorder
• Be currently experiencing a mental disorder that is severe in degree and persistent in duration, which may cause behavioral functioning which interferes substantially with the primary activities of daily living, and which may result in an inability to maintain stable adjustment and independent functioning without treatment, support, and rehabilitation for a long or indefinite period of time
• Not currently clinically stabilized in an on-going voluntary treatment program
• Meet one of the following:

  • The person is unlikely to survive safely in the community without supervision and the person’s condition is substantially deteriorating.
  • The person is in need of services and supports in order to prevent a relapse or deterioration that would likely result in grave disability or serious harm to the person or others, as defined in Section 5150.

• CARE would be the least restrictive alternative to ensure the person’s recovery and stability
• Be likely to benefit from participation in CARE

For information on Eligibility: CARE-Act-Eligibility-Criteria.pdf

When and where is this service offered?

This service is available throughout the county.