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Bailey Jones

This is a great idea. Years ago I was called to jury duty to commit a homeless man for mental health care. He thought he was Stevie Wonder. He wanted treatment, his lawyer wanted it, the court wanted it, and we gave it to him. It would have been a crime to put him in jail.

Jim Casey

Excellent idea. The current system doesn't work, and it's costly.

James Lippert

Most excellent and practical idea for those who suffer mental issues and the general public. Putting the medicine where the hurt is, a winning idea all the way around.

Robert Waggoner

I didn't see in this article that there was an increase of those going to court having mental issues. It only references the need to handle the problem. If these people are already going to court, then why do we need to find money to handle this. Seems as if we could just utilize what we already have by re-arranging courts and put the right people in the court to make it function properly.

Mojo Boogie

[thumbup][thumbup]Thank you Judge Henry!!! I am a mental health professional and I can't wait.

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