This webinar offers current information about effective interventions and strategies for supporting women with co-occurring behavioral health problems, including mental disorders, substance use disorders and trauma.
Mental Health In the News
“How to Develop Capacity, Effectuate Change, and Sustain System Improvements for Serving High-Risk Youth” will provide an overview of key issues jurisdictions face in serving high-risk youth who are in custody within the juvenile justice system.
The program is designed to address underage drinking among people aged 12 to 20 and prescription drug use among people aged 12 to 25.
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.
In a system that is often overlooked by the public and misused by law enforcement, Blacks account for more than one-third (36 percent) of the jail population, according to a new report from the Vera Institute of Justice, a nonpartisan research and policy group.
State Auditor Suzanne Bump today estimated that the state will save more than $5.3 million annually in health savings by utilizing Medicaid for eligible inmates who become inpatients at a medical facility.
A faith-based program inside an Arkansas prison matches inmates with outside mentors in an attempt to change the course of the inmates’ lives.