N.C. legislators want to treat, not jail people with mental illness

06/2/2008 | News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.), The

Democrat lawmakers in North Carolina on Saturday offered support to help police and mental-health providers better assist people with mental illness and addiction. Joe Buckner, a chief district judge who helped launch a special mental-health and addiction court in 2000, said he'd like to expand the program to those charged with more minor offenses.

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