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ARL Now: Arlington Receives Grant for Jail-Alternative Mental Health Treatment Program

Jul 21, 2020 | Criminal Law, Uncategorized

From Vernon Miles at Arlington Now:

Arlington County has accepted a grant that will help expand the county’s Behavioral Health Docket program — a service that diverts people with mental illnesses into treatment rather into jail.

The program accepts people who have diagnosed mental illnesses and have been charged with misdemeanors. Last November, a requirement for those in the program to plead guilty was eliminated.

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