Prop F would require recipients of the County Adult Assistance Program (CAAP) to go through a screening for substance abuse if they are suspected to be using drugs. CAAP is a public assistance program. If those who test positive in the screening refuse treatment, they could lose this assistance.
Forced treatment has been proven to be a failed tactic to address substance use, and more importantly, inhumane. In addition, there are limited treatment beds in San Francisco. This measure would displace people seeking treatment from the line to make room for those on public assistance who may not have as strong of a need. At a time when the pandemic has left many of our community members with strained socioeconomic statuses, we should not be cutting people who need it off from housing, shelter, and income, which this measure would do.