The purpose of this program is to provide technical assistance to promote programs for adults with serious mental disorders that maximize self-determination and recovery and promote access to treatment by decreasing an individual’s dependence on expensive social services or psychiatric hospitalization.
Mental Health In the News
The purpose of this program from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is to provide funding to states to enhance and/or expand their treatment service systems to increase capacity and provide accessible, effective, comprehensive, and coordinated care and evidence-based medication-assisted treatment and recovery support services to individuals with opioid use disorders.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is now accepting grant applications for this program, which supports the training of teachers and others who interact with youth through community-level programming, including parents, law enforcement, faith-based leaders, and more.
Congressional leaders committed to improving mental health services and public safety joined the National Association of Counties (NACo) and the Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center today for a briefing on the new wave of national efforts to reduce the overwhelming number of people with mental disorders cycling through U.S. jails.
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.
The Council of State Governments Justice Center (CSG Justice Center) applauded members of the Senate Judiciary Committee for their overwhelmingly bipartisan vote to approve the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Act (JMHCA) of 2013.
Inmates in the federal prison system who suffer from mental illness are routinely kept in solitary confinement for extensive periods without proper treatment, according to the first-ever audit of the Bureau of Prison’s (BOP) segregation policies.
Parolees and minimum-security inmates will receive job training and other support through three Lincoln organizations in a state-funded effort to keep them from returning to prison.
According to this study by the Council of State Government’s Justice Center, from 2007 to 2012, the number of juveniles detained in Texas state facilities dropped from around 4,305 to about 1,500, a decrease of 66 percent, while the juvenile crime rate fell by a third.