Category: community mental health services

Former criminal, now a politician, explains support for North Carolina’s ‘Ban the Box’ bill

Mar 08, 2017 Charles Evans was convicted of several felonies in the 1990s after he became addicted to drugs and started embezzling from his job. He’s now a Cumberland County Commissioner and a prominent supporter of a bill that, if passed, makes it easier for people with criminal records to get jobs. He says it …

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Gov. Signs Bill to Provide the Mentally Ill Treatment Instead of Prison Time

KFTA/Fox By Karella Kordsmeier LITTLE ROCK, Ark.– – (via KARK) — As the state deals with constant overcrowding in its prisons, a new bill signed Wednesday, could be a win-win for Arkansas. The new law will provide more money for mental illness in an effort to keep people out of jail. Governor Asa Hutchinson says …

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