08 Feb Proposed Programs/Plans
Judge DiSalvo, keenly aware of the need for those suffering from mental health illness, is the process of developing a mental health court. The pilot program is expected to be completed mid to later summer of 2019. In addition, she has a long range goal of instituting the “Getting Ahead” program based on the “Bridges Out of Poverty” concept which will assist Defendants in obtaining, training, education and mentorship while meeting practical needs of the individual. This model has been successful in other areas stricken by poverty and has proven to significantly reduce the likelihood of one’s recurring criminal behavior and enabling them to become positive contributors to the community.