California Governor Gavin Newsom is seemingly drawing a stricter line when it comes to homelessness.
After years of increased homelessness in the state, today, Newsom released his proposed new framework to provide community-based care and support for Californians struggling with severe mental health and substance use disorders, many of whom are experiencing homelessness.
This plan would require counties in California to setup a mental health branch in court to assist those who will not accept services. It would also require those who are suffering from psychosis to accept the care.
The proposal is expected to receive widespread support from California residents who have repeatedly asked their city and state officials to do something about the vast amount of homelessness across the state. It also expected to drawer ire from a portion of homeless advocates objecting to forced care.