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Michigan Mental Health Courts Help Criminals

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - There's good news from the Michigan Court system. Special courts that serve people with mental illnesses are being praised for their performance.

A study of 10 mental health courts throughout the state of Michigan found a lower level of repeat offenders compared to other courts.

These courts have been around since 2009 with a goal to get help for people with mental illnesses that participate in crime, instead of sending them to jail or prison for long periods of time.

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