Lessons Learned through The Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati’s Substance Use Disorder and Severe Mental Illness in the Criminal Justice System Initiative

Screen Shot 2014-04-04 at 4.23.40 PMThis publication from the Urban Institute and the Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati presents findings from an evaluation of programs funded through the Substance Use Disorder and Severe Mental Illness in the Criminal Justice System Initiative. The study found that the programs led to positive health and criminal justice outcomes, including improved mental health, reduced substance use, and reduced recidivism. The initiative, which began in 1999, was designed to improve the outcomes for individuals in the Greater Cincinnati area who are involved with the criminal justice system and who have severe mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The initiative has awarded grants to 99 programs and organizations in the area that engage in a wide range of activities focused on individuals with mental and behavioral health needs who are involved in the criminal justice system. To view the report, click here.