Mental Health and the Law

Member for

10 months 3 weeks

Seminar – 2 units. As California moves into its second decade of criminal justice reform, we now turn our focus to how those with mental health conditions interact with law enforcement and the justice system. This class will explore the work of crisis intervention teams, collaborative courts, and California's new CARE courts. Our effort will build on a foundational study of competency, insanity, protections under the Americans with Disabilities Act, hospital holds, forced medication, and conservatorships. Special attention will be given to children and the elderly. The class is a broad survey of the law as it relates to mental health and the courts. It is designed to educate future leaders on how to better serve those with mental health needs, their families, and our communities.

Final Assessment: Paper
Grading Mode:  Letter Grading
Graduation Requirements: Satisfies Advanced Writing Requirement.

Advanced Writing
Yes
Units
2
Professional Skills
No
Course Number
286H
Active
Yes

Certificate

Cluster

Unit 16
No