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NC didn’t track the data on mental health commitments, so some advocates did it instead.

By Taylor Knopf Robert Ward has been representing clients with mental health issues when they come before a judge in involuntary commitment hearings for almost a decade. And in recent years, he noticed his caseload increasing in Mecklenburg County. Ward, the assistant public defender, asked his local clerk of court’s office to share the number […]