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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
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.