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2014-04-29 23:07:14

One bright spot in an otherwise grim picture is the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act, introduced by Rep. Tim Murphy and co-sponsored by more than 70 members of both parties in Congress, said the Treatment Advocacy Center. Arlington, VA (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 The annual observance of Mental Health Month will not be cause for celebration as long as Americans with the most severe mental illnesses don’t receive the treatment they need to stay of out jails and prisons, off the...

2014-04-10 12:12:46

Older adults in treatment programs experience the same challenges as younger participants Statistics show that the amount of older adults in the criminal justice system has quadrupled in the past 15 years. Many of the adults have histories of mental health problems and are being placed in court-based treatment programs, where government officials and social workers tend to think that they are more likely to experience success compared to their younger counterparts. However, new research...

2014-01-27 08:28:05

RED BANK, N.J., Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the state's Drug Court system rapidly expanding, the backlog of mental health and substance abuse assessments has reached epic proportions. Evidence has shown that timely intervention is a strong predictor of success for non-violent drug offenders; seeing this need, Two Rivers Evaluation Services (http://trevaluation.com/) has unveiled a first-of-its-kind technological solution to streamline the work of New Jersey's court-ordered...

2013-08-31 23:20:06

Orange County Superior Court Judge Wendy S. Lindley will be honored by the Collaborative Court Foundation of Orange County – a non-profit organization established to help fund services and programs implemented by the 18 Collaborative Courts of Orange County – at Seven Degrees on Saturday, September 7, from 6pm to 10pm. Laguna Beach, California (PRWEB) August 31, 2013 Orange County Superior Court Judge Wendy S. Lindley will be honored by the Collaborative Court Foundation of Orange...

2013-08-14 23:17:42

Nationwide, under half the population lives in jurisdictions that use proven programs for reducing criminalization, according to a new study by the Treatment Advocacy Center. Arlington, VA (PRWEB) August 14, 2013 Fewer than half the U.S. population lives in communities where the most basic methods of diverting people with severe mental illness from the criminal justice system are being used, according to a new study by the Treatment Advocacy Center. A full one-third of the nation’s...


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