Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Do the math: AOT (timely + effective treatment) = < SPMI offenders; therefore < need to enter criminal justice system 4 treatment

Oklahoma has begun to use mental health courts as an alternative to incarceration for non-violent, mentally ill offenders. Such courts operate in only 14 of the state’s 77 counties. In those 14 counties, mentally ill offenders can negotiate pleas that divert them to treatment and frequent court contact that help ensure program compliance.

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Editorial: Mental health courts good for state

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