Reducing the Number of People with Mental Illnesses in Jail: Six Questions County Leaders Need to Ask

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Released by Stepping Up: A National Initiative to Reduce the Number of People with Mental Illnesses in Jail, this report is intended to assist counties with developing and implementing a systems-level, data-driven plan that can lead to measurable reductions in the number of people with mental illnesses in local jails. The report serves as a blueprint for counties to assess their existing efforts to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in jail by considering specific questions and progress-tracking measures.

 
 
 
 
 

Project Coordinator’s Handbook

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The Project Coordinator’s Handbook  is designed to assist counties in applying the Six Questions framework. This step-by-step facilitation guide will help project coordinators develop systems-level plans to achieve their Stepping Up goals. For each of the framework’s six questions, the handbook provides:

  • A summary of the question and its related objectives for the planning team;
  • Facilitation tips to assist the project coordinator in managing the planning process; and
  • Facilitation exercises designed to achieve objectives and establish an efficient process for capturing the work of the planning team.

Download a Word document of the exercises in the handbook.