Californians for Safety and Justice has launched a statewide public education campaign to help increase enrollment in the state’s Medicaid program, MediCal, among Californians who will be released from jails and prisons or are on probation or parole.
Mental Health In the News
This webinar will discuss research, supports, and strategies for helping youth and young adults with psychiatric disabilities achieve successful employment outcomes.
Marking a milestone in ongoing efforts to address mental health in the criminal justice system, more than 100 counties have passed resolutions in support of Stepping Up, a national initiative to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in county jails.
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.
A new bill, AB 1056 from Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, aimed at reducing the rate of released inmates committing new crimes was signed into law Friday by Gov. Jerry Brown. The new law will provide funding for collaborative, community-based proposals to assist ex-inmates with housing, behavioral health care, drug treatment and other services.
Police departments across Illinois say the state budget stalemate has left them struggling to provide necessary training to officers on everything from how to deal with the mentally ill to proper use of force.
Statewide, Georgia hospitals since 2010 have spent roughly $158 million caring for uninsured patients with mental illness.