Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Marchman Act Blog: Mental health courts cut re-arrest rates, jail time

(Reuters Health) - Mentally ill individuals who go through a specialized court system instead of the criminal justice system are less likely to be arrested again, new research hints.
The study suggests that these so-called mental health courts "can achieve the public safety outcomes that funders and the public want," Dr. Henry J. Steadman of Policy Research Associates in Delmar, New York, and his colleagues write. But the jury's still out, they say, on who will benefit the most from going through this system, and which approaches will produce the best results.
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