What is CARE Court
The Community Assistance, Recovery, and Empowerment (CARE) Court was created by a new state law that creates a civil court process in California meant to support and treat those diagnosed with severe mental health disorders, such as schizophrenia or other psychotic disorders, by allowing a court to order behavioral health treatment in community-based settings.
CARE Court was designed using the evidence that many people can stabilize and exit homelessness in less restrictive, community-based care settings. The focus of CARE Court is for people diagnosed with schizophrenia and other psychotic spectrum disorders, who also lack medical decision-making capacity, resulting from the symptoms of their mental health condition.
Enki Health Services, Inc. is not contracted to provide CARE Court services at this time. If you are interested in CARE Court services for a family member, friend, or neighbor, please visit the Los Angeles Department of Mental Health (DMH) CARE Court page. In Los Angeles County at this time all CARE Court services are provided by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health.
If you are interested in treatment alternatives to CARE proceedings, options may be available through your county behavioral health agency or you can call Enki to request adult outpatient services at our Call Center.