New report evaluates effectiveness of Marion County Mental Health Alternative Court

March 01, 2016

The IU Public Policy Institute has released its latest report, Evaluation of the Marion County Mental Health Alternative Court. SPEA IUPUI Assistant Professor Brad Ray and Senior Policy Analysts Dona Sapp and Rachel Thelin examined program activities of Mental Health Alternative Courts (MHAC) in Marion County during the first year after its implementation. Researchers also conducted stakeholder interviews and analyzed data on MHAC participants, such as estimated prior incarceration costs, diagnoses, and incarceration history.

The Institute collaborated with United Way of Central Indiana and the Executive Committee of the Marion County Superior Court.

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