Kudos for making court a reality
In these misdemeanor cases, the court's understanding and commitment represent a real and genuine investment in these individuals' lives. The combination of education, treatment and support come together in a disciplined and structured manner that results in a golden opportunity for improved quality of life. As many families can attest, jail time can result in rapid decompensation of these folks, is counterproductive, and doesn't reflect where an evolved society should be headed. This letter is to acknowledge and thank all those involved in making this court a reality.
President, Snohomish County Affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness