California Chief Justice Says Mental Health Courts Should Be Available in Every County
California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye said that each of the state's 58 counties should have a mental health court, but currently such courts are operating in just 27 counties. Cantil-Sakauye said the state legislature has made $15 million in one-time funds available to counties to create "collaborative" courts, including those for individuals with mental health issues, but some counties might not be able to sustain the efforts once the funding expires.
- "California's Chief Justice: Every County Needs Mental Health Court" (Moffitt, "KXJZ News," Capital Public Radio, 4/29).
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