City Paper is not for tourists
Yesterday, we reported that D.C. Superior Court has installed an urgent-care clinic for mentally-ill defendants. The new clinic is being spearheaded by both the court and the Department of Mental Health as well as the Psychiatric Institute of Washington.
According to Phyllis Jones, DMH’s spokesperson, the clinic has seen five people between Monday and Wednesday. One client was new to the system. The other four had been in the system but had lost contact. She says they were reconnected with services.
Sounds like the clinic—much needed in Superior Court and, of course, elsewhere—is working.