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House passes bill to create mental health court
LANSING, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The Michigan House has unanimously approved legislation to create special courts that serve people with mental illness.
More than a dozen counties already have mental health courts that let charges be dismissed or reduced so offenders get treatment instead of jail.
The bill that will now head to the Senate would create them in statute and form a blueprint for how they should work.