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The challenge, then and now, is how law enforcement and the justice system should deal with getting people with mental illness the help they need.

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County coalition deals with crime, mental health

"I had a lady call me and say, 'I called the sheriff's office because my son was threatening suicide and he was threatening me, and you guys showed up and took him to jail. I thought you were going to take him to a mental health treatment center.' Well, that is the jail, unfortunately." -Yavapai Co. Sheriff Scott Mascher in May 2014


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