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    Chapter 17B: Establishment of department; "the department" defined

      Section: 52:17B-241: Duty of the commission.

3. a. It shall be the duty of the commission to study the trends of violence, the source of violence, and the impact of violence on the community, to develop a method to address the epidemic of violence at the federal and State levels, and to make recommendations for State and Congressional action.

b. The commission shall seek out funding and grants for the implementation of programs to reduce violence from sources including, but not limited to, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and any other funding sources.

c. The commission shall study the issue of insufficient access to mental health treatment and violence.

d. The commission shall study and make recommendations regarding whether the Special Offenders Unit created by the Union County Prosecutor's Office to address the increase in criminal prosecutions against individuals with mental illness should be expanded to other counties.

e. The commission shall study and recommend whether the community-based mental health treatment system, through which there are involuntary outpatient commitments under a court order supervised by a case manager, should be expanded to all counties in this State and how to adequately fund the program in all counties.

L.2013, c.109, s.3.

This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2013-09-03 15:15:52.

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