Des Moines, Lee Counties Could Team Up in MH Plan

THE MAN WHO DEALS WITH THE NEEDS OF THE MENTALLY ILL IN DES MOINES COUNTY AND THE COUNTY’S JAIL ADMINISTRATOR HAVE TEAMED UP TO TRY AND HELP THOSE WHO END UP BEING PUT IN JAIL BECAUSE THERE’S NO OTHER ALTERNATIVE.

 

JAIL ADMINISTRATOR DUANE WORTHY SAYS SOMETIMES, THEY’RE ARRESTED…RELEASED…AND ARRESTED AGAIN WITHIN DAYS BECAUSE THEIR MEDICATION WEARS OFF AND THEY DON’T…OR CAN’T…GET MORE.

WORTHY AND CPC DIRECTOR KEN HYNDMAN ARE LOOKING FOR A SOCIAL WORKER WITH A MASTER’S DEGREE, TO EVALUATE THOSE WITH MENTAL PROBLEMS WHEN THEY’RE JAILED AND TO FOLLOW UP WHEN THEY GET OUT.

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