7 Graduate From Mental Health Court Program

Posted at 7:25 PM, Jun 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-21 20:33:32-04

Instead of getting a diploma, seven men and women received peace of mind when they graduated from the Davidson County Mental Health Court Program. 

It's a course aimed at helping people involved with the criminal justice system regain control of their mental health rather than just being locked up.

"The people that we have are the people who need someone to listen, and they need someone to provide that support. Rather than someone to just say 'you're guilty' and slam a jail door in their face. They're the people that most often need that kind of help. And they get it here," said Mark Winslow.

More than 300 Nashvillians have benefited from the restorative justice program.