The CSJ Justice Center and GAINS Center’s Guidelines for the Successful Transition of People with Behavioral Health Disorders from Jail and Prison promotes the criminal justice partnerships that are necessary to develop successful approaches for identifying people in need of services, determining what services are most appropriate, and addressing these needs during transition from incarceration to community-based treatment and supervision. The guidelines incorporate the principles outlined in Adults with Behavioral Health Needs under Correctional Supervision: A Shared Framework for Reducing Recidivism and Promoting Recovery.
In addition, the CSG Justice Center, National Association of Counties, and the American Psychiatric Foundation lead the Stepping Up Initiative, a national effort to help advance counties’ efforts to reduce the number of adults with mental illnesses and co-occurring substance use disorders in jails. By signing up for the initiative, you can receive notification about learning opportunities, peer-to-peer exchanges, expert guidance, a toolkit of resources, and other assistance to facilitate planning and implementation. To learn more, visit the Stepping Up website.