Governor McCrory announces grant to expand mental health supervision program

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCT)-  A major grant will help expand a mental health probation pilot program in our state.

Governor McCrory made the announcement Thursday that the Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice is getting $679,000 to provide specialized training and clinical supervision to probation officers who work with offenders with mental illnesses.

“This pilot program holds the promise of reducing substance use and recidivism,” Governor McCrory said. “This program will train probation and parole officers to better handle clients with mental health challenges and connect them to community programs that will help them lead productive lives.”

The grant will also support cross systems training and development.

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