Saturday, October 26, 2013
“A lot of times, people wait for the money to come in. Well, here in Utah, both programs (CIT and mental health court) were started with very little money. Basically, it was people taking it upon themselves, saying, ‘You know what? Let’s make this happen,'" Bruno said.
Utah: an example of diverting mentally ill from the criminal justice system with minimal funding. Their secret to success? Government and private partners were willing to collaborate: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589206/Utah-earns-A-grade-for-interventions-that-divert-mental-health-clients-from-criminal-justice-system.html
Posted by Karen Easter, Mental Health Advocate for Assisted Outpatient Treatment at 6:17 AM