She's mentally ill, not a criminal
May 4, 2011 1:19 PM Subscribe
A mentally ill family member (depressive and bipolar, on medication) has just been arrested for stealing from her employer in northern Arkansas. She, a very fragile person, is in the lockup overnight and I'm afraid for her.
posted by eve harrington to Law & Government (11 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Google reveals that Legal Aid doesn't take criminal cases. I'm seeing lots of organizations for mental health, but not a lot that mention legal advocacy for the mentally ill. We're in a far-away state and feeling helpless. Any resources you can think of?