Last week we talked with Senator Al Franken on Rochester's Good Morning about a new bill passed by the House and Senate that's ready to be signed into law by the President that deals with improving mental health services in the criminal justice system.

It's an effort to reform how mental illness is treated in the criminal justice system and to ensure law enforcement personnel have access to training to safely deal with mental health crises they confront.

 

On Wednesday's program we talked briefly about dealing with the mentally ill with Olmsted County Sheriff's Captains Scott Behrns and David Satzke.  They said Minnesota and Olmsted County are in the forefront with the training deputies receive.

 

 More information on Comprehensive Justice and Mental Health Act is available here.