Thursday, February 02, 2012

Kansas Legislative Testimony on Diversion Agreements for People with Psychiatric Disabilities

A tool in avoiding transinstitutionalization.  See this article, which begins:
A father whose mentally ill son has had several encounters with police testified today in favor of a bill that would create a legal framework so that low-level offenders who are mentally ill could get treatment for their problems instead of jail time. 
“When persons like my son are not treated, they do strange things that involve breaking laws,” said Alan Brumbaugh. “Thank God, my son breaks things rather than people.”

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