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ODMHSAS Mental Health Court

Graduates of mental health courts are nearly 8 times less likely to become incarcerated compared to released inmates, and nearly 14 times less likely to be incarcerated than released inmates who have been diagnosed as having a serious mental illness.  Program graduates have seen a 60 percent drop in unemployment, a 97 percent decrease in arrests and an 89 percent decrease in the number of days spent in jail.  Graduates of the program also show a 63 percent decrease in the number of needed inpatient hospital days.

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