Governor Convenes First-Cohort Counties on CARE Court Implementation
December 1, 2022
Governor Gavin Newsom hosted a convening of the first cohort of counties who will implement the Community Assistance, Recovery and Empowerment (CARE) Act, a bill authored by Senator Thomas Umberg and Senator Susan Talamantes Eggman and sponsored by Governor Newsom.
Seven counties will establish the new court process by October 1, 2023, with the remaining 51 counties in December 2024. The pilot counties are Glenn, Orange, Riverside, San Diego, Stanislaus, Tuolumne, and the City and County of San Francisco.
As counties work to make CARE Court successful, we are also deeply focused on the root issue – homelessness – and are working collaboratively to develop comprehensive strategies to address homelessness that involves all levels of government. CSAC is meeting with key stakeholders regularly to determine ongoing funding, staffing needs, and availability of county services.
CSAC will continue to keep counties apprised on the latest developments with CARE Court (SB 1338) as implementation begins to get underway in the pilot counties.
Want to learn more about CARE Court? Join CSAC, Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC), and Urban Counties of California (UCC) on Friday, December 9, to learn what to expect for CARE Court implementation.
Date: Friday, December 9, 2022
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.