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Judge wants funds for mental health training

Dougherty Superior Court (WALB image) Dougherty Superior Court (WALB image)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

By Amanda Hoskins

The Dougherty County Commission discussed a mental health court grant Monday as part of their regular meeting.

The grant was proposed by Superior Court Judge Stephen Goss.

It will help fund travel and training for employees in the superior court in dealing with mental heath cases.

Right now -- many people in the judicial system suffer from mental health issues. They don't need to be put behind bars but instead need to be in contact with mental health providers.

"This is an initiative, a very important initiative of the mental health court and it has a lot of value in this community and the state recognizes that," said Assistant County Administrator  Michael McCoy.    

McCoy says the state will reimburse the county for the funds needed for the training. 

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