Mental Health Courts now in Rutherford County

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A Mental Health Court in Rutherford County is the latest Recovery Court in our area. The Mental Health Court will add to the idea of alternatives to jail and reach for recovery just as the DUI, Veterans and Drug Court's already do.

Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess told WGNS News...


Mental health courts link offenders who would ordinarily be prison-bound to long-term community-based treatment. They rely on mental health assessments, individualized treatment plans, and ongoing judicial monitoring to address both the mental health needs of offenders and public safety concerns of communities.

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