House Judiciary Committee Approves Bill to Improve Care for Mentally Ill Offenders

As part of the House Judiciary Committee’s bipartisan criminal justice reform initiative, today the Committee approved by voice vote the Comprehensive Justice and Mental Health Act of 2015 (H.R. 1854). This bipartisan, bicameral bill–authored by Congressmen Doug Collins (R-Ga.) and Bobby Scott (D-Va.)–reauthorizes and updates the Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Act, which was signed into law by President George W. Bush in 2004.

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House Judiciary Committee Approves Bill to Improve Care for Mentally Ill Offenders

As part of the House Judiciary Committee’s bipartisan criminal justice reform initiative, today the Committee approved by voice vote the Comprehensive Justice and Mental Health Act of 2015 (H.R. 1854). This bipartisan, bicameral bill–authored by Congressmen Doug Collins (R-Ga.) and Bobby Scott (D-Va.)–reauthorizes and updates the Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Act, which was signed into law by President George W. Bush in 2004.

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