New Cobb County Accountability Court

MARIETTA — Commissioners responded favorably to a Tuesday presentation about a new accountability court for people with mental health issues.
The program is aimed at reducing repeat offenders.
Cobb State Court Judge Marsha Lake said she has seen people charged with misdemeanors who suffer from mental illness, but the court can’t help them.
‟When they come to a court of law we’re almost at a standstill because we are not trained ourselves to treat them, and they’re leaving the floor without receiving any treatment whatsoever,” Lake said.
Lake said she will work with Cobb Solicitor General Barry Morgan and law enforcement to put people charged with misdemeanors who are determined to have a mental illness through a 12-to 24-month program that will reintegrate them into society.
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