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Wed, November 15, 2017 11:07 AM | Marsha (Administrator)

From jail to treatment: Helping get the mentally ill on track 

Dana LittlefieldDana Littlefield Contact Reporter

San Diego Union Tribune 

In San Diego County, help for mentally ill offenders can come from several sources — including the county and the courts — but demand is high, resources are limited and people, especially those living on the street, can fall through the cracks. Last month, the county Board of Supervisors approved a three-year spending plan for new and existing programs, some of which focus specifically on people with serious mental illness who are also in the criminal justice system. The funding — nearly $570 million over the next three years — comes from the Mental Health Services Act, passed by California voters in 2004, which imposes a 1 percent tax on millionaires’ income. (The county also receives money for mental health programs from other local, state and federal sources.)    READ ABOUT IT HERE 

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