The Stepping Up County Self-Assessment is designed to assist counties interested in evaluating the status of their current efforts to reduce the prevalence of people who have mental illnesses in jails.
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Justice Center Publications
The Judges and Psychiatrists Leadership Initiative released Practical Considerations Related to Release and Sentencing for Defendants Who Have Behavioral Health Needs: A Judicial Guide and an accompanying bench card, which were developed with the support of the American Psychiatric Association Foundation and the CSG Justice Center.
This primer highlights how critical it is for psychiatrists to better identify and address the clinical and forensic needs of these patients and incorporate interventions that address their criminogenic risks and needs into patient treatment plans.
This snapshot provides details on the Ramsey County, Minnesota, Mental Health Court Learning Site—how it functions, whom it serves, and what makes it unique.
This snapshot provides details on the New York City’s Education & Assistance Corporation Mental Health Diversion Program—how it functions, whom it serves, and what makes it unique.
This snapshot provides details on the Dougherty County, Georgia, Mental Health Court Learning Site—how it functions, whom it serves, and what makes it unique.
This snapshot provides details on the Bonneville County, Idaho, Mental Health Court Learning Site—how it functions, whom it serves, and what makes it unique.
This report introduces essential elements for responding to people with mental illnesses at the pretrial stage, including decisions about pretrial release and diversion.
This publication from the CSG Justice Center outlines four core practices probation leaders and policymakers should follow when working to reduce recidivism and improve public safety in their communities.
The CSG Justice Center’s Improving Outcomes for People with Mental Illnesses Involved with New York City’s Criminal Court and Correction Systems presents the results of an unprecedented analysis of the mental health needs, criminogenic risk, and risk of failure to appear in court for individuals admitted to the New York City Department of Correction.
This publication from the Institute for Innovation in Prosecution outlines how prosecutors can better serve the needs of those who frequently interact with the criminal justice and other social systems by implementing collaborative and community-centered solutions.
This report highlights the role that accountability courts—such as drug, mental health, veterans treatment, and other courts—play in reducing recidivism in Georgia.
This publication provides guidance to help assist state policymakers and practitioners in reforming, implementing, and appropriately targeting commitment law and practice—both inpatient and outpatient—to adults with serious mental illnesses.
This report identifies innovative practices that have proven successful in reducing the arrest and incarceration of individuals living with mental illness in jurisdictions across the country.
This guide shares best practices for providing reentry legal clinics and advocacy support in rural, tribal communities.
This primer provides legal stakeholders with an overview of pretrial risk assessment tools and how they operate, and describes the state of the research on their predictive validity and impact on pretrial decision-making.
This publication is intended to help readers understand the variety of pretrial improvements underway and where they are happening, including in a state-by-state table at the end of the document for quick reference.
This publication shows areas where prosecutors are particularly well-equipped to take the lead in helping to change the criminal justice system, from charging through sentencing.
This data snapshot examines characteristics of delinquency cases handled in juvenile court in 2016.
This national survey provides information about how the public thinks pretrial justice should work and finds substantial support for policies and decisions that limit the use of pretrial detention.