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Lt. Gov. Calley Signs Mental Health Courts Bills

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan Lt. Gov. Brian Calley has signed legislation allowing for the expansion of the state's mental health court program.

Calley said Monday that mental health courts have been successful in reducing the number of offenders with mental health or substance abuse problems who break the law.

One bill authorizes circuit and district courts to create mental health courts. It also authorizes the family division of a circuit court to institute a mental health court for juveniles.

Gov. Rick Snyder has named Calley to chair the Michigan Mental Health and Wellness Commission.

Snyder's office says the governor has signed 14 bills into state law, several of them designed to improve government efficiency.

One bill dissolves the Osteopathic Medicine Advisory Board now that Michigan is getting a school of osteopathic medicine.

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