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Mental Health Courts Highlighted

In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, the Pennsylvania Courts released an infographic highlighting data from the state's mental health courts.

In 2021, 64 percent of all discharged participants graduated successfully from these treatment programs and among those graduates, there was a 113 percent increase in employment.

Mental health courts link key justice system officials with leaders in the mental health system to divert offenders with severe mental illness into a judicially-supervised program. These courts provide a team of court staff and mental health professionals that work t...

 

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