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Goal: Less Jail, More Treatment Nationally, a large majority of individuals in the justice system have mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders, and the same is true locally. For years, Mecklenburg County has taken the lead collaborating to promote recovery for this population by collaborating with the court system, Public Defender’s Office, District Attorney’s Office, Sheriff’s Office, law enforcement, Community Corrections and the Department of Juvenile Justice. The Recovery Solutions collaborative meets monthly to identify gaps and address service needs.
NC HB 1493 Section 10.49 (f) requires (within available resources)
About the Mecklenburg County Jail Diversion Continuum
A collaborative group, working over the past 5 years, meets quarterly and focuses on:
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