Office of Health Transformation Update
December 23, 2013
$1.5 million awarded to help inmates with mental health, addiction problem

"County jails are not the proper treatment facilities for individuals who have behavioral health issues," said Bob Cornwell, executive director of the Buckeye State Sheriffs' Association, which has partnered with the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services on the initiative. "With this funding, we will be able to expand connections to community-based services for adults diagnosed with mental illness and substance abuse disorders at all points of contact with the justice system."

 

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