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2SHB-1767: Giving Law Enforcement a Robust Alternative to Jail Booking & Prosecution of People with Behavioral Health Challenges in Appropriate Cases

March 28, 2019
Author: 
Lisa Daugaard

An unusual alliance of law enforcement, prosecutors, civil rights groups, and behavioral health advocates has come together to urge the legislature to provide robust funding to a police diversion grant program, so law enforcement has options besides jail and prosecution for people who committ law violations due to behavioral health conditions.