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Salt Lake County Launches Sweeping Study of Jail Population

The Criminal Justice Advisory Council (CJAC) announced plans for a comprehensive analysis of Salt Lake County’s jail population in an effort to identify ways to reduce re-offense rates among people released from jail and design strategies to improve outcomes for the large portion of the jail population struggling with mental and substance abuse disorders.

CSG Justice Center’s Mental Health Court Primer

NEW YORK — The Council of State Governments Justice Center released today Mental Health Courts: A Primer for Policymakers and Practitioners. The Primer was unveiled at the Philadelphia policy forum of the Chief Justices’ Criminal Justice/Mental Health Leadership Initiative, through which state Supreme Court chief justices receive support as they establish statewide task forces to improve the response to people with mental illnesses involved in the criminal justice system.

Justice Center Selects Four Chief Justices to Participate in National Criminal Justice/Mental Health Initiative

The Justice Center has announced that Delaware, Idaho, New Hampshire and Wisconsin will participate in the Chief Justices’ Criminal Justice/Mental Health Leadership Initiative, a national project in its second year designed to assist state supreme court chief justices in developing strategic plans to improve responses to people with mental illnesses involved in the justice system.

CSG Justice Center hosts policy forum for the Chief Justices’ Criminal Justice/Mental Health Leadership Initiative

The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center, in partnership with the National GAINS/TAPA Center, has announced a new national project that supports chief justices who have established statewide task forces to improve the response to people with mental illnesses involved in the criminal justice system. The Chief Justices’ Criminal Justice / Mental Health Leadership Initiative is the first project of its kind, and it kicked off with a two-day policy forum on Monday, April 30, in Atlanta.