The Community Assistance, Recovery and Empowerment (CARE) Court program will create a new pathway to deliver mental health and substance use services to individuals who are diagnosed with schizophrenia or other psychotic disorders and are not engaged in treatment.
San Diego County is a pilot county and will launch the CARE Court program on October 1, 2023, in collaboration with the Superior Court, the Public Defender, legal advocacy, contracted service providers, and community partners.
Call 9-8-8 to speak to a licensed clinician that can help connect you with services.
Although not everyone will meet criteria for CARE Court, County BHS offers an array of treatment services and supports, which do not require a CARE Court process to access. If you or a loved one are seeking behavioral health services or referrals, call the County’s Access and Crisis Line (ACL) at 1-888-724-7240 – or 9-8-8 – speak to a licensed clinician that can help connect you with services.