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GLOUCESTER COUNTY - Gloucester County is among three New Jersey counties that are each getting a $150,000 grant to divert inmates out of jail and into psychiatric care.
NJ.com reports acting Attorney General, John Hoffman announced the move on Tuesday, with funds going to Gloucester, Hunterdon, and Warren counties.
Officials say the money will be spread over a two-year period and will be used to pay private professionals who will screen, treat, and provide case management to offenders who are being diverted from jails.
Hoffman says the move is only for low-level criminals with diagnosed mental disorders and that it is a cost-effective alternative to prison that reduces the chances of the person reoffending.
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