Posts Tagged Mental Health Reform
Lawmakers Struggle to Find Money for Mental Health Screenings for Inmates
Lawmakers started the session with a resolve to do something about the problem of mental illness in Virginia jails, an effort that has urgency this year because of a tragic death that happened last year. But as Michael Pope reports, now lawmakers are saying they can’t find the money to change the system.
Push for Easier Access to Mental Health Care Fails in General Assembly
Lawmakers in Richmond are not moving forward with an effort to expand the number of psychiatric beds in Virginia. Michael Pope has the story.
Jamycheal Mitchell’s Death is Sparking Discussions Over Mental Health Reform at the General Assembly
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on January 18, 2017
The death of a mentally ill man at the Hampton Roads Regional Jail is prompting lawmakers to take action in Richmond. Michael Pope has the story.
Governor Highlights Improvements to Mental Health System in Budget Proposal
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on December 15, 2016
As lawmakers gear up for the legislative session beginning in January, Governor Terry McAuliffe is prepping his agenda. Wednesday, he rolled out a suite of ideas for how to improve the state’s mental health system. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
4 Out of 5 Offenders in Virginia Don’t Recommit Crimes After Release
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on December 14, 2016
Almost one in four criminals in Virginia will commit another crime after being released from prison or jail. Although that number may seem high, it’s actually the lowest in the country. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.