Task Force Examining Mental Health and Substance Abuse Impacts

The April 30 meeting will focus on therapeutic courts.  These special courts are designed to improve the outcomes of persons with mental illness or substance abuse disorders who are  involved in the criminal justice system.  Therapeutic  courts keep people out of jail if they engage in treatment as directed by the therapeutic court.

The task force plans to meet two more times and will host an evening community forum on May 12, 5:30 to 7:00 pm at the "Dennis Nichols" PUD conference room; 220 Myrtle St; Hoquiam to solicit input from YOU, the citizens of our community .  A complete meeting schedule is available on the web at http://www.ghphss.org/ (click on the Community Task Force link) or in an alternate format by contacting Margi Slabaugh at (360) 532-8631 ext. 278.

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