The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR), in partnership with the Center for Coordinated Assistance to the States, has issued a request for applications from jurisdictions seeking to engage in multi-system improvement efforts.
Mental Health In the News
This webinar will provide an overview of police-mental health collaboration programs—collaborative partnerships among law enforcement agencies, mental health providers, and other community-based entities—and will feature two Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program grantees whose programs effectively respond to people with mental illnesses.
Participants will have the opportunity for self evaluation of current agency practice around restrictive housing, participation in skill-building activities, discussions, problem-solving exercises, and information sharing with peers facing similar challenges from across the U.S.
A two-day summit bringing together teams of criminal justice and behavioral health professionals in U.S. communities of all sizes kicked off Monday as part of a national initiative to address the mental health crisis in our nation’s jails.
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 Division of Corrections also has been helping inmates sign up for Medicaid ahead of their release or parole, Hissom said.
“I was putting people in jail thinking that they would get treatment because I didn’t know any better,” said Ohio Supreme Court Justice Evelyn Lundberg Stratton.
As police forces across the country re-evaluate their practices regarding encounters with people with mental health problems, Minneapolis authorities are considering an approach that might seem to fly in the face of conventional policing wisdom: Stand down, and leave it to the professionals.