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Judge: Laura’s Law Saves Lives, Money
Voice of OC

John Anderson can’t understand why Orange and other California counties remain reluctant to adopt Laura’s Law, the state measure that creates a system of outpatient treatment for adults who are severely mentally ill. “It’s a very effective tool that has proven to save lives … and save and ease a burden on service providers,” said Anderson, the Superior Court judge in charge of Nevada County’s program, the only fully operational implementation of Laura’s Law in the state. “And it saves tons of money,” he added.