Treatment, not jai | Renton Reporter editorial

Too often, it seems that those with mental-health issues aren’t getting the support they need nor the understanding they need, especially when they get into trouble.

That’s why the Crisis Solutions Center and its therapeutic program is such an important alternative to jail or an emergency room.

Already, Renton police officers and detectives are taking advantage of the training that will help them identify what offenders would benefit from such attention. It is time and city money well spent.

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