The Judges and Psychiatrists Leadership Initiative (JPLI) aims to stimulate, support, and enhance efforts by judges and psychiatrists to improve judicial, community, and systemic responses to people with behavioral health needs involved in the justice system.

JPLI partnered with the American Psychiatric Association Foundation and the Psychiatric Leadership Group for Criminal Justice to develop Judicial Work at the Interface of Mental Health & Criminal Justice, a training module for judges on addressing behavioral health issues when they arise in the courtroom. The training has been presented to more than 1,000 judges from 22 states and Washington, DC. Pairs of judges and psychiatrists from around the country have also been trained to present the module.

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