Michigan has 185 “problem-solving” courts, programs that aim to improve outcomes for offenders and reduce the rate of recidivism.
These specialty courts, including drug treatment, sobriety, mental health and veterans treatment courts, focus on treatment and other services to address an offender’s underlying problems, such as substance abuse or mental health issues, to help them turn their lives around.
I proudly introduced legislation to ensure that our problem solving courts are following best practices which allow for consistent outcomes and increased success rates. Many Michigan residents have put their lives back on track after successfully completing these programs.
Senate Bills 435 – 438 are currently under consideration in the House Committee on Law and Justice.