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Legally Competent: Helping defendants help themselves

The most important thing to know about the Yavapai County's Restoration to Competency (RTC) program at the Camp Verde jail is that it does not restore defendants' overall mental health, nor does it claim to do that.The sole objective of RTC is to prepare inmates to be able to participate in their own legal defense.That distinction can lead to some sticky situations, Jail Health Administrator Becky Payne, RN, said.


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