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No robe required: more approachable court means less trauma, more help for those living with mental illness
By Karen Schotanus
In Wyandotte County, an involuntary commitment court is working hard to become a “helping court.”
With the cooperation of Judge Kathleen Lynch’s trauma-informed courtroom, law enforcement and community partners like the Wyandot Center (Wyandotte County’s mental health center), those on involuntary commitment court orders are being given more opportunities to succeed. 808 more words
By Debra DeCoster
Gunshots sounded in Dola Gabriel’s Kansas City, Kansas, neighborhood at 3 a.m. on a Wednesday last year. Upon hearing the rapid fire of bullets, Gabriel, senior research assistant for KU Center for Community Health and Development, rolled out of her bed and onto the floor, hoping that the bullets wouldn’t slam into her bedroom. 721 more words
Thought-provoking and powerful article.