Outreach Visits Community Event and Everyone Smiles
The criminalization of illness far too often breeds illness. When a person is ill and ends up locked in a cage instead of enrolled in treatment programs it’s safe to say their illness may get far worse behind bars; leaving them ill equipped to return to society.
And the negative effects aren’t limited just to the person charged with a crime. One person who encounters the criminal justice system and has a negative experience is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the trauma that gets magnified in that person’s family, friends and community. That’s one of the ways the cycle grows.