This report from the Vera Institute of Justice contains recommendations on how community health providers and police can work together to promote access to health services for marginalized populations with criminal justice system.
Mental Health Publications
This toolkit from the Local and Regional Government Alliance on Race and Equity is designed to integrate the consideration on racial equity into polices, practices, and budget decisions.
This report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration examines the opportunities and challenges associated with municipal court diversion, and outlines elements for effective practice: identification and screening; court-based clinician; recovery-engagement strategies; and proportional response.
This resource guide from the Government Alliance on Race and Equity provides information on how jurisdictions can employ comprehensive strategies to normalize conversations about race, operationalize new policies and organizational cultures, and organize to achieve racial equity.
This report from the Brennan Center for Justice proposes federal legislation that would reverse the impact of harsh, punitive policies that led to mass incarceration.
Today, states are re-examining their policies to produce more effective responses to youth crime and improve overall justice systems. This report from the National Conference of State Legislatures examines these state efforts and other recent trends in juvenile justice legislation across country.
This report outlines innovative approaches around housing, service, and recovery supports that came out of the Substance Use and Housing National Leadership Forum held October 2014.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth, particularly those involved in the juvenile justice system, are at heightened risk of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse. This guide from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, designed to ensure the safety and well-being of LGBT youth in the system, covers a wide range of policies and practice.
This report from the American Progress highlights the trends around preschool discipline, and details the interconnected factors that augment these trends, including the rise of zero-tolerance policies and mental health issues in young children. It also explores factors that cause suspensions and expulsions, which includes the implicit biases of teacher and school administrators, the lack of resources for teachers and more.
This resource guide from the Carter Center Mental Health Program aims to increase accurate reporting of behavioral health issues, decrease stereotypes, and help journalists better understand mental health and substance use issues and access expert resources.