Conference Focuses on How Courts can Help Mentally Ill

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DULUTH, MN — A conference happening this week in Duluth is focused on how the court can help people coping with a mental health issues.

The South St. Louis County Mental Health Court is hosting the conference for the second year in a row.

About 150 people are expected to attend.

They’ll discuss how they can best help those going through the court system, with a goal of reducing re-offending rates.

Chief Judge Sally Tarnowski says the system can he hard to navigate at the best of times.

“These folks are mentally ill and trying to navigate it too so what we can do to help them in a way that restores them to being productive members of our society is really in everybody’s best interest,” said Tarnowski.

The conference brings together people who work in the court system and those who work with them, including mental health professionals, law enforcement, attorneys, and judges.

Bonney Bowman

Bonney Bowman

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