This interactive map from the Legal Action Center provides state-by-state profiles on the health system and health care coverage options available in each state and in the District of Columbia.
Mental Health Publications
The Justice Research and Statistics Association and the National Criminal Justice Association have launched an online resource that contains toolkits on evidence-based practices.
This study from the New England Journal of Medicine highlights trends of mental health outpatient services for youth between the ages of 6 and 17. It reports that outpatient mental health service increased from 9.2 percent in 1996–1998 and 13.3 percent in 2010–2012.
This toolkit from Californians for Safety and Justice describes how counties can benefit from developing criminal justice solutions focused on women. It is designed to provide sheriffs’ departments, probation departments, practitioners, and other leaders with a blueprint for addressing the needs of women under local supervision
This brief from the Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Collaborative for Change highlights the results of a two-year training project that delivered the Mental Health Training Curriculum for Juvenile Justice (MHTC-JJ) to 350 trainers in 10 states. MHTC-JJ, designed to create greater mental health training capacity in juvenile justice systems, showed signs of success.
In this brief from the CSG Justice Center, an extensive data analysis coupled with over 50 in-person interviews with local and state leaders led to the identification of key recommendations for reducing the number of people with behavioral health disorders cycling in and out of jail.
This report from the National Alliance on Mental Illness discusses the limited insurance coverage for mental health and substance use care, despite the passage of two laws, the Mental Health Parity Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) in 2008 and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010.
This brief from the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform focuses on the key phases and components of the Crossover Youth Practice Model (CYPM) and provides guidance for jurisdictions interested in implementing it.
This report from the Vera Institute of Justice highlights the common misconceptions about and overuse of segregated housing, commonly known as solitary confinement.
During this “TED-style” talk at the National Council of Behavioral Health’s annual NatCon conference, the CSG Justice Center’s Dr. Fred Osher explained how the risk-need-responsitivity (RNR) model can be used to reduce recidivism.