Dane County Grant Builds on Efforts to Strengthen Mental Healthcare Access for Inmates

The Badger Herald

By Ben Baker

Dane County received a series of grants to further improve mental healthcare access within the criminal justice system and broader population. A report from the Dane County Behavioral Health Needs Assessment found approximately 46% of inmates within the county’s jail system were diagnosed with some form of mental health ailment. Given nearly half of Dane County’s inmates may require varying degrees of mental health assistance, the county moved to address the issue.

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