PfCJR CORE ISSUE: Decriminalization of Mental Health and Addictive Disorders.
- At least half the people shot and killed by police each year are believed to have mental health problems.
- Criminal justice leaders propose greater use of Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT), called “Laura’s Law” in California and “Kendra’s Law” in New York.
- The just-passed federal budget includes $15 million for states to expand AOT programs.
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