Fairfax Co. Aims to Overhaul Treatment of Mentally Ill Defendants - NBC4 Washington

    Fairfax Co. Aims to Reform Treatment of Mentally Ill Defendants

    Fairfax County officials are working to avoid sending mentally ill people through what they call a revolving door of arrest and incarceration. "Where we identify a deficiency, where we identify something that's not right, we don't try to sweep it under the rug," County Board Chair Sharon Bulova said. News4's Jackie Bensen reports. (Published Monday, Aug 3, 2015) Fairfax County officials are working to avoid sending mentally ill people through what they call a revolving door of arrest and incarceration. See More