Michigan’s Lieutenant Governor Signs Mental Health Court Legislation.

The AP (12/31) reports that yesterday, Michigan’s Lt. Gov. Brian Calley (R), “signed legislation…that allows for the expansion of the state’s mental health court program.” One of four related measures “authorizes circuit and district courts to create mental health courts,” as well as “authorizes the family division of a circuit court to institute a mental health court for juveniles.” The other bills determine the criteria for mental health court eligibility and require that people go along with what the courts order them to do.

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