Judicial Council Actions

California Courts Report Successful Start to CARE Act
Courts received more than 220 CARE Act petitions since the program launched in October.
Jan. 19, 2024
Judicial Council to Get Update on CARE Act Programs
The Judicial Council at its Jan. 19 meeting will receive an update from two of the eight superior courts that have started receiving CARE Act petitions, including lessons learned from their experiences.
Jan. 16, 2024
CARE Act Launches Today: Here’s What to Know
California courts in seven counties on Monday launched the CARE Act, a new pathway to deliver mental health treatment and support services to the most vulnerable Californians.
Oct. 2, 2023
Council Continues to Support Implementation of CARE Act
Approves new court rules and forms, will collect implementation data, and provide training and technical assistance for judges and court staff.
May 12, 2023
Council to Consider New Court Rules to Implement the CARE Act
The act requires the council to develop a mandatory petition form and other forms necessary for the court process, as well as rules of court to implement provisions of the act.
May 5, 2023
Judicial Council Allocates Funding to Help Courts Implement CARE Act
Seven superior courts—Glenn, Orange, Riverside, San Diego, San Francisco, Stanislaus, and Tuolumne—will receive a share of $2,828,000 as the first cohort of courts that will launch CARE Act programs by Oct. 1.
Jan. 20, 2023

New California Laws Going Into Effect in 2024
Courts will continue to roll out Community Assistance, Recovery, and Empowerment (CARE) Act programs in 2024 to deliver mental health treatment and support services to the most vulnerable Californians

Dec. 18, 2023

Chief Justice Issues Statement on Governor's Proposal on Homelessness, Mental Health

March 3, 2022