Posted by: POLC Staff Posted date: September 26, 2016
NAPO on the Hill: Meetings on the Comprehensive
Justice and Mental Health Act
On September 20th, NAPO, together with other organizations committed to mental health issues within the justice system, met with Senator Al Franken (D-MN) to discuss our efforts to pass his Comprehensive Justice and Mental Health Act (CJMHA), S. 993, through the House. NAPO has been working with this coalition of organizations since the Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Act (MIOTCRA) was signed into law back in 2004. Senator Franken thanked NAPO and the coalition for all of our efforts to pass his legislation and stated that he stands ready to do whatever is necessary to pass it into law by the end of the year.