ourquadcities.com (30.06.2017): An alternative to going to jail for people dealing with mental health problems

DAVENPORT, Iowa. Scott County’s mental health court shows signs of success after a year of activity.However, it faces an uncertain future. This is one of just three mental health courts in Iowa. It’s a joint effort by several groups around the Quad Cities. Their goal is help nonviolent misdemeanor and felony offenders with mental health problems and keep them from going back to jail. But they say they need more funding to keep going. The Quad Cities Interfaith Restorative Justice Taskforce spearheaded the Scott County Mental Health Court one year ago. Now, coordinators say they’re seeing results.

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