Known Supporters of Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT/Laura’s Law)

Laura’s Law has extensive support from law enforcement, medical personnel, families of the mentally ill, editorial boards, people with mental illness and fiscal watchdogs.
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Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Dept.,
Santa Barbara County Fire Dept.
Santa Barbara County District Attorney
Santa Barbara Coalition Against Gun Violence
Concerned Citizens of Santa Barbara
Lompoc Police Dept.
California Peace Officers’ Association
California State Sheriffs’ Association
County of Ventura, District Attorney
Irvine Police Association
LA County Police Chief’s Association
Marin County Sheriff’s Office
Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department
San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department
Ventura County Sheriff’s Department
Yolo County Sheriff’s Department
Oxnard Peace Officers’ Association
Oxnard Police Department Community Police Advisory Board
Baldwin Park Police Department
El Monte Police Department
Fontana Police Department
Fresno Police Department
La Habra Police Department
Long Beach Police Department
Monrovia Police Department
Napa Police Department
Pasadena Police Department
Pleasanton Police Department
Ridgecrest Police Department
Selma Police Department
Suisun City Police Department

California Psychiatric Association
California Medical Association
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
Union of American Physicians and Dentists

Los Angeles Times (Pulitzer Prize)
San Francisco Chronicle
Sacramento Bee
San Jose Mercury News
Oakland Tribune
Fresno Bee
San Diego Tribune
Desert Sun
Pasadena Star-News
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
Ventura Star

St. Clare’s Episcopal Church
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and Parish Day School
The Diocese of Los Angeles
Trinity Church

City of Richmond
Mayor of San Francisco
Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors (in concept)
Nevada County Board of Supervisors
Nevada County Health Care Agency
Ventura County Health Care Agency
Ventura County Mental Health Board


Downtown Organization of Santa Barbara
Cascade Shores Women’s Club, Nevada City
Older Women’s League of California
Hollywood Property Owners Association
Hollywood Business Improvement District

ACLU Members for LPS Reform
SPAN-California (Suicide Prevention Advocacy Network)

National Sheriffs Association
National Crime Prevention Council
American Psychiatric Association (APA)
American Psychiatric Nurses Assoc.
Treatment Advocacy Center
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Mental Illness Policy Org.

Stanley Foundation Research Programs
Silver Ribbon Campaign for the Brain

The John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation

Get Involved for Mental Health
Mental Health Association (MHA) in Santa Barbara

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, California (NAMI-CA)
NAMI California Consumer Council
NAMI California Veterans Committee
California Clients for LPS Reform
California NAMI Affiliates:
Asian Families
San Gabriel Valley
Butte County
Central San Fernando Valley
Contra Costa
East San Gabriel Valley
Inland Empire North
Glendale County
Lake County
Long Beach Area
Los Angeles County Coordinating Council
Los Angeles – South Central Chapter
Marin County
Mt. San Jacinto
Nevada County
North Coastal San Diego County
Northern Santa Barbara County
Orange County
Pomona Valley
San Diego County
San Gabriel Valley
San Luis Obispo County
San Mateo County
Shasta County
Southern Santa Barbara County
Tuolumne County
Ventura County

  • 1,015 Individuals wrote letters of support.
  • A study in NYS found AOT is supported by over 81% of consumers  in the program.


Source: California Treatment Advocacy Coalition. Prepared by Mental Illness Policy Org 

DJ Jaffe is Executive Director of the non-partisan Mental Illness Policy Org., and author of Insane Consequences: How the Mental Health Industry Fails the Mentally Ill. He is a critic of the mental health industry for ignoring the seriously ill, and has been advocating for better treatment for individuals with serious mental illness for over 30 years. He has written op-eds on the intersection of mental health and criminal justice policy for the New York Times, Wall St. Journal and the Washington Post. New York Magazine has credited him with being the driving force behind the passage of New York’s Kendra’s Law and Congress incorporated ideas proposed by DJ in the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act.