Program ‘Stepping Up’ to help those with mental illness in Baldwin County

Baldwin County

BAY MINETTE, Ala. (WKRG) — Community leaders in Baldwin County have launched AltaPointe’s Stepping Up Initiative, a nationwide effort to prevent people with mental illness from ending up in jails and hospital emergency departments.

The program allows treatment-based sentencing for non-violent offenders.

Baldwin County Sheriff Hoss Mack, Probate Judge Harry D’Olive, and AltaPointe Health CEO Tuerk Schlesinger participated in an information gathering session in Bay Minette today.

For more information on the Stepping Up Initiative, click here.

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