Governor Gavin Newsom has proposed imposing mandatory treatment and comprehensive care for the state's homeless with mental disorders, which could benefit many of the 7,600 homeless people in San Diego County.

Newsom said live from Oakland that "we've approved $12 billion to address the problem" of homeless people with addictions and mental disorders through a project called "Care Court."

The plan is for California courts to impose treatment on homeless people with mental illnesses and, if they resist, face charges for being interned in psychiatric institutions.

The plan would require all counties to establish a mental health branch in civil court and provide comprehensive, community-based treatment for those suffering from psychoses and various disorders.

Homeless people with such severe conditions would accept care or risk criminal charges, involuntary commitment to psychiatric programs, or legal guardianships.

Secretary of Health in the state, Mark Ghali, declared that "one of the most heartbreaking, heartbreaking and curable challenges that we face, is how we attend to the needs of people who are the sickest of the sick" who also live vulnerable in streets.

The project would help between 7,000 and 12,000 people, including all homeless people with severe disorders and people who recommend community organizations in the counties.

The governor said that "there is no compassion for naked people who defecate and urinate in the middle of the streets, or who shout and talk to themselves," so imposing aid on them would be the most convenient. 

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