Susan Thornton writes in this DenverPost.com piece about the newly established Mental Health Court in Colorado’s 18th Judicial District. 

"The court is a specialized treatment court similar to others used in Colorado for drug users and teen offenders. It’s designed to divert nonviolent felony offenders who have a serious mental illness such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or major depression, as well as those with a combination of mental illness and substance abuse. It is not open to those with violent behavior or to sex offenders."

Click here to read more about the court and statistics demonstrating the human and fiscal need for such a court. 

 

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