Mental Health Court Coming to Shelby County

Shelby County announced plans to open a Mental Health Court in January, WREG reports. The court hopes to help nonviolent offenders suffering from mental illness receive mandatory treatment or counseling instead of jail time. "If we can bring more resources to the table and make sure that these individuals who need this help get linked with those services, then that's a better day for those individuals, and that just might keep them from victimizing you and your neighbors," District Attorney General Amy Weirich said.

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