mental health court

September 22, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which begins with the mental health court initiative in Montgomery County. There are also reports on the Lloyd Welch guilty plea for the abduction and murder of Katherine and Sheila Lyon from Wheaton Plaza in 1975, county flu vaccination clinic schedule, the groundbreaking ceremony […]

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September 14, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Mental Health Court Needs Money for More Therapists, McCarthy Says

State’s Attorney John McCarthy said Thursday he needs $200,000 to add two therapists who will serve as part of the Mental Health Court, a part of the county legal system that diverts individuals who suffer from mental illness away from incarceration and toward treatment and community supports. McCarthy and six Montgomery County Council members praised […]

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September 12, 2017 | Staff Writer

Status of County’s Mental Health Court to Be Discussed on Sept. 14

The status of Montgomery County’s Mental Health Court will be the topic of discussion this coming Thursday, Sept. 14. Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy will join Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner along with Councilmembers Marc Elrich; George Leventhal; Sidney Katz; and Tom Hucker, for a joint news conference at 12:30 p.m. in the […]

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June 15, 2017 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Week In Review (VIDEO)

Don Mooers hosts the latest episode of Montgomery Week in Review. His guests include Phil Andrews, Agnes Leshner, Bruce Fowler, and Susan Ingram. Mooers and the panel discuss the county’s Mental Health Court with Phil Andrews, the work of Montgomery’s Kids to assist abused and neglected children with Agnes Leshner, the Fulbright Scholars program with Bruce Fowler, […]

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March 2, 2015 | Krista Brick

Phil Andrews Talks About Mental Health Court Proposal (VIDEO)

The issue of mental health and the court system is a growing one. Phil Andrews, director of crime prevention initiatives for the Office of the State’s Attorney, talks about his effort to create a mental health court in Montgomery County.

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