In Focus: Implementing Mental Health Screening and Assessment

In Focus: Implementing Mental Health Screening and Assessment is a new brief from the Stepping Up partners designed to help counties identify the number of people booked into jails who have serious mental illnesses (SMI) and to better connect these individuals to treatment. Determining the number of people who have SMI in jails allows counties to develop or refine strategic plans that will have the greatest impact on addressing this population’s needs.

This brief is one of a series of companion products designed to provide counties with further guidance on how to apply the Reducing the Number of People with Mental Illnesses in Jail: Six Questions County Leaders Need to Ask framework.

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