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Judge Celé Hancock, who presides over the county’s mental health court, said the county’s Restoration to Competency program, based at the Camp Verde jail, is a “much better alternative” than sending defendants diagnosed as incompetent to sending them to the Arizona State Hospital in Phoenix.

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Legally Competent Part II: Yavapai County's Restoration To Competency Program sets the bar

Like many major programs, Yavapai County's Restoration to Competency (RTC) program was borne of necessity.


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