Bloomberg announces new mental health initiative

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced a new mental health initiative in light of the shootings in Newtown, Conn. Under the plan, court-based intervention and resource

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced a new mental

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced a new mental health initiative in light of the shootings in Newtown, Conn. (Credit: News 12 )

THE BRONX - Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced a new mental health initiative in light of the shootings in Newtown, Conn.

Under the plan, court-based intervention and resource teams would be provided for New Yorkers who get in trouble with the law, specifically tailored to each person's needs.

The mayor says the initiative would lower crime rates and reduce the number of people in jail.

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