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Arlington County Aims to Launch Mental Health Court

Arlington County Aims to Launch Mental Health Court ARLINGTON, Va. — Arlington County will hold a meeting this week to get public input on a new program designed to offer those with mental illnesses treatment instead of jail time when they’re arrested.

The idea behind what’s known as “mental health court” is to waive incarceration if a person with a mental illness, convicted of a nonviolent misdemeanor, agrees to a treatment program supervised by a judge. …(Read More)

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