Could Norway’s mental health focus reduce incarceration in Michigan?

Norway has gained an international reputation for effectively rehabilitating prisoners, while officials in Michigan and across the country face burgeoning jail populations and costs — fueled significantly by the mentally ill.

Norway has a highly developed system of outpatient treatment and social supports to help mentally ill people live independently. Access to substance abuse disorder treatment is no different than for any other mental health disorder.   

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Published by The Detroit News.

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