County Backs Jail Initiative


Last updated 8/9/2017 at 8:35pm

An initiative to reduce the number of people with mental illness being in jail was supported Tuesday by the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners during its regular meeting.

Prior to the approval, Carolina Carter, with Meridian Behavioral Health Services in Brevard, gave commissioners an overview of the effort.

In 2015, the National Association of Counties, with help from the Council of State Governments Justice Center and the American Psychiatric Foundation, launched “Stepping Up: A National Initiative to Reduce the Number of People with Mental Illnesses in Jails.”

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