Improving Responses to People with Mental Illnesses at the Pretrial Stage: Essential Elements

September 30, 2015

Improving Responses CoverThis handout introduces essential elements for responding to people with mental illnesses at the pretrial stage, including decisions about pretrial release and diversion. These elements were developed by the Council of State Governments Justice Center in consultation with advisors from around the country, including researchers, practitioners, and policymakers with support from the Public Welfare Foundation. A full length policy guide, Improving Responses to People with Mental Illnesses at the Pretrial Stage: Essential Elements, will be available in Fall 2015.

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