SAMHSA News: Jail Diversion Update

Imagine you’re a police officer who spots a man trespassing or engaging in some other illegal behavior. When you confront him, he mutters, won’t look you in the eye, and just seems a little strange. Not knowing what else to do, you put him in jail. And there he sits, not getting treatment for what turns out to be a serious mental illness. But there’s an alternative.

Date Added: 05/06/09

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