Mental Health Courts Good Investment of Tax Dollars
LA Times columnist Steve Lopez:
Using tax dollars to turn lives around is money well-spent
It isn't cheap, but numerous studies suggest mental health courts cost no more than traditional courts and might prove to be cheaper over the long term, with much more to show for the investment.
A quote from the article:
"The role of a judge is not just to be fair and just, but to get better outcomes," Manley said. "I was sentencing people repeatedly for the same offenses and getting no different results."