This workshop hosted by the Institute of Medicine will explore the relationship between mental health and violence.
Mental Health In the News
Project TEAM is now accepting applications for its training and technical assistance opportunity for tribal, state, and local governments to develop a collaborative joint jurisdictional initiative.
This webinar will provide an overview of Project TEAM’s training and technical assistance opportunity for tribal, state, and local governments to develop a collaborative joint jurisdictional initiative.
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.
The effort, dubbed “Stepping Up: A National Initiative to Reduce the Number of People with Mental Illnesses in Jails,” follows the rise in the number of people with mental disorders booked into local jails, now estimated to top two million annually.
The Benton County jail is joining a growing number of corrections facilities in the state and beyond in helping some uninsured, soon-to-be released inmates apply for Medicaid coverage.
Corrisoft says its Alternative to Incarceration via Rehabilitation (AIR) program uses a bracelet paired with a smart phone allowing around-the-clock communication with participants.