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Mental Health Matters
The newsletter of the ISBA’s Mental Health Law Section

December
2017
, vol.
4
, no.
2

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In This Issue…

  • Editor’s note
    An introduction to the issue from Editor Sandra Blake.
  • Alternative court aims to keep the mentally ill from repeat criminal acts
    With more than a decade of statistics available since the inception of the Treatmetn Alternative Court in the 16th Judicial Circuit, Kane County has contracted with Aurora University to conduct a full analysis of the impact of TAC. Pursuant to the Mental Health Treatment Act, the county’s study will include an analysis of recidivism rates.
  • The Awakenings Project facilitates empowerment, advances recovery
    People familiar with psychiatric illnesses understand the painful loss of purpose and self-esteem that often accompanies these disorders. The arts can heal some of these wounds, providing individuals who struggle with these disabling illnesses hope, purpose and a sense of identity.

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