Helping mentally ill is goal of group

Task force seeks jail-based services

Posted: December 2, 2012 at 1:53 a.m.

Mental-health advocates have made progress on increasing bed space for acutely ill patients in Northwest Arkansas in the past decade, but gains in areas relating to criminal justice such as greater access to outpatient forensic evaluations and better treatment services for jailed patients are desperately needed, they say.

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Northwest Arkansas, Pages 17 on 12/02/2012