New Hampshire gets federal mental health grant

Published: Oct. 19, 2020 at 2:42 PM EDT
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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The U.S. attorney’s office says New Hampshire has been awarded more than $300,000 to reduce crime and recidivism among defendants who have mental health issues.

U.S. Attorney Scott Murray said the $326,150 Department of Justice grant will go to Carroll County to support adult and juvenile justice initiatives. The programs aim to provide care before, during and after incarceration for those with serious mental illness.

The funding also goes to support training to law enforcement and their partner mental health and substance abuse authorities with a goal of improving the outcomes of mental ill defendants.

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