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  • When Someone with Mental Illness is Arrested in Georgia

    This handbook is designed for anyone who wants information about helping a person with mental illness who is arrested in Georgia. Although there are general procedures within the criminal justice system that apply everywhere in the state, there are many facets of the justice system that vary from county to county. Furthermore, in some areas ( ie, Atlanta, Decatur, Savannah) there may be city systems as well. It can be very confusing, especially to someone who has never been involved with the criminal justice system before. The purpose of this handbook is to allow you to ask the right questions to get the information you need, should allow you to help bring the information you have to the attention of the court system to bring about a better resolution to the criminal case. Content Detail

    Georgia Public Defender Standards Council, Mental Health Advocacy Division