Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Navigating the mentally ill away from jail - CNN

If KY would support a bill that would provide AOT, taxpayers could also save $10,000,000 a year!

View this well written article by Rich Phillips here: http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/21/health/mental-health-navigator/index.html

By Rich Phillips, CNN
updated 3:15 PM EDT, Tue August 21, 2012
Rich writes about a special program in GA, that is: putting state money into a front end program rather than funding prisons and hospitals --

"We've saved the state probably about $10,000 per participant and we have 100 participants ... and that's a minimum," said Nora Haynes, overseeing the project for the National Alliance of Mentally Ill, or NAMI, citing data compiled by NAMI. "We're keeping them out of jails and prisons and state hospitals and we're moving them to recovery which means they'll be going into the system less."

1 comment:

  1. In this NPR interview with David Eagleman, Director of the Initiative on Neuroscience and the law, he talks about the issue of incarcerating people to punish them as incentive to change behavior, and brings up how is a schizopphrenic breaking rocks as "punishment" supposed to "change" behavior?

    This interview is really worth listening to!

    And here is a link to his book on Amazon:
    Kindle: http://goo.gl/DPj7M
    Paperback: http://goo.gl/AZbP0