The state’s most vulnerable residents don’t have a voice that a majority of lawmakers want to hear, Drake opines.
Lawmakers, stakeholders and state officials work to establish priority populations for mental health, substance abuse treatment.
The state’s dearth of treatment resources claimed a lot of air time as lawmakers met this week, even with debate on contentious budget cuts weeks away.
People in mental health crises spend months in county jails because Wyoming’s resources are strained. The long running problem is not restricted to adult offenders.
A loss of funding for substance abuse treatment programs could increase the number of felons who wind up back in prison, the director of the Wyoming Department of Corrections says.
On the cusp of an important discussion with lawmakers, Director …