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CARE Act Court

Community Assistance, Recovery and Empowerment Act (CARE) Court is a new state-approved framework designed to get people with mental health and substance abuse disorders the support and care they need. 

Welcome to CARE Act Court

Glenn County’s CARE Act Court will build safe and trusting relationships with each participant and create individualized treatment plans which address each participant’s specific needs so that we can improve the health, wellness, and quality of life for every participant. As we work towards these goals, CARE Act Court will respect each participant’s autonomy and dignity. CARE Act Court is here to help. CARE Act Court will not put anyone in jail. CARE Act Court will not force anyone to take medications. Rather, CARE Act Court will work with individuals so that they can heal with dignity. We are glad you are considering CARE Act Court participation.

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The CARE Act Court Concept

CARE Act Court will help community members who have been diagnosed with Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders. As a result of these disorders, many people who would benefit from help may not recognize that they need it. CARE Act Court will build a relationship with each participant, motivate the participant to develop a treatment plan, and support them on their journey to a happier, healthier life. Each treatment plan will consider the individual’s needs, preferences, and goals.

When the person who needs the support of CARE Act Court accepts a treatment plan, everyone involved in CARE Act Court will collaborate with that person to succeed. As soon as the person who needs the help reaches a point in treatment where the Court’s involvement is no longer necessary or beneficial, the case will be dismissed.

The CARE Act Court Process

       CARE Act Court petitions may be filed starting October 2, 2023  

A party that initiates a petition with the court is called the petitioner.  The party that either agrees, or disagrees with the information the petitioner has submitted to the court is called the respondent. Form 050-INFO has more information for CARE Act Court petitioners, and form 060-INFO has additional information for CARE Act Court respondents

CARE Act Court matters will be heard on the first Thursday of each month at 526 W. Sycamore Street.  The Honorable Alicia Ekland will be presiding over all CARE Act Court matters. Initial hearings will take place from 10:30 a.m.  CARE Act Court proceedings are not open to the public. 

The attorneys, Judge, and treatment team will conduct confidential case management conferences before court. In other treatment-focused programs, the Court has found that these conferences help everyone adjust treatment effectively, and communicate the plan to everyone clearly.

Filing a New Petition in CARE Act Court

To start a CARE Act Court case, a petition must be filed by someone who is familiar with the person who needs help. The initial petition, and other forms pertaining to CARE Act Court are available on the California Courts'  website linked here: CA Courts. The petition must be filed using the mandatory petition form.  The petition also must have certain documents attached to it that support the claims made in the petition. Form CARE-100 gives you more information regarding what documents should be submitted with the petition. If you do not use the mandatory form, or if you do not attach the supporting documents, the petition may be rejected or dismissed without a hearing.

The petition and the supporting documents should be filed electronically if you are represented by an attorney. For information on electronic filing please refer to our e-filing page linked here: E-Filing Information.

If you do not have an attorney representing you, you are allowed to file a paper copy of the petition and supporting documents at the courthouse. The window where you should file a paper copy is in the clerk's office at 526 W. Sycamore Street, Willows, CA.

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