The Public Defender's Role in Meeting Client Mental Health Needs
Publication Date: April 2004
Publisher(s): Brennan Center for Justice
Author(s): Linda McLaughlin
Keywords: Criminal Justice; Community Oriented Defender Network; Sentencing Reform
This paper explores three areas: How our agency re-invented itself to better serve our clients and the Knox County community; how we implement our new approach to assist our mentally ill clients; and lessions our agency has drawn that may be of use to others serving people with mental illness.