Stepping Up and Connections to Care: Making the Case with Data

Past Event
June 22, 2021, 2:00- 3:30pm , Eastern

Hosted by The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center, the American Psychiatric Association Foundation, the National Association of Counties, and the Bureau of Justice Assistance

Counties across the country have made progress addressing the Stepping Up Four Key Measures. Yet counties often struggle with Key Measure 3: post-release connections to care for people who have a serious mental illness (SMI). This measure necessarily involves a handoff from the county jail system to the community-based behavioral health system, with implications for data collection and treatment initiation. This webinar features representatives from the Stepping Up initiative and Johnson County, Kansas, who will discuss the importance of tracking data on this key measure and how counties can set up systems to track this data accurately.


  • Risë Haneberg, Deputy Division Director, Behavioral Health Division, CSG Justice Center
  • Rob MacDougall, Director of Emergency Services, Johnson County Mental Health Center
  • Chris Chun-Seeley, Program Director, the American Psychiatric Association Foundation
  • Maria FryerPolicy Advisor for Substance Abuse and Mental Health, Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice

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