The Urban Institute, in partnership with Manatt Health is now accepting applications from state and local jurisdictions interested in serving as learning partners for the Connecting Criminal Justice to Health Care (CCJH) Initiative. This initiative is an action-oriented, practical project at the intersection of broad national debates about mass incarceration, the opiate epidemic, and the crisis in America’s mental health system.
Mental Health In the News
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s GAINS Center is soliciting applications from communities interested in receiving training through the How Being Trauma-Informed Improves Criminal Justice System Responses train-the-trainer event.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) GAINS Center is now soliciting applications from communities interested in developing integrated strategies to better identify and respond to the needs of adults with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders in contact with the criminal justice system.
Congressional leaders committed to improving mental health services and public safety joined the National Association of Counties (NACo) and the Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center today for a briefing on the new wave of national efforts to reduce the overwhelming number of people with mental disorders cycling through U.S. jails.
The Criminal Justice Advisory Council (CJAC) announced plans for a comprehensive analysis of Salt Lake County’s jail population in an effort to identify ways to reduce re-offense rates among people released from jail and design strategies to improve outcomes for the large portion of the jail population struggling with mental and substance abuse disorders.
The Council of State Governments Justice Center (CSG Justice Center) applauded members of the Senate Judiciary Committee for their overwhelmingly bipartisan vote to approve the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Act (JMHCA) of 2013.
Pierce County mental health court is modeled on successful drug court. Individuals with mental health needs commit to intense therapy and supervision.
Holding up San Antonio as an example, a report by a justice system policy group recommends that law enforcement agencies change their practices regarding mental illness, sex workers and addiction without waiting for legislative action.
Dr. Tony Fabelo is the Director of the Research Division of The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center and is helping provide the momentum needed to make necessary changes in the justice system for individuals with mental illness. Working from the Austin office of the CSG Justice Center, he provides technical assistance to state and local governments to help make more efficient use of state and local taxpayer dollars.