The increasing number of homeless and indigent mentally ill poses difficult issues for courts, legislatures and local governments. California has failed to recognize a constitutional or statutory right to community or mental health treatment. This Comment advocates that, as a starting point, counties in California have a statutory duty under the Welfare and Institutions Code to provide aid to the homeless and indigent.
Marsha A. Redmon,
The Duty of California Counties to Provide Mental Health Care for the Indigent and Homeless,
San Diego L. Rev.
Available at: https://digital.sandiego.edu/sdlr/vol25/iss1/9