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Train judges and court professionals

Judges and court staff–including public defenders, prosecutors, and pretrial services personnel–are trained to recognize and respond to people with mental illnesses in the criminal justice system.

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Local Examples

Dougherty County, GA Dougherty County Mental Health Court (MHC)

  • In addition to providing specialty court services, this MHC delivers training on mental health issues in collaboration with behavioral health partners, including the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
  • The court also provides crisis intervention team (CIT) training to court professionals across the country.
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Policy & Practice


2 - Reduce length of stay

Last updated: April 21, 2019