Recognizing the critical role local and state officials play in supporting change, The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center, the National Association of Counties (NACo), and the American Psychiatric Association Foundation (APAF) are leading this unprecedented national initiative.
Stepping Up works with partner organizations to build on the foundation of innovative and evidence-based practices already being implemented across the country, and to bring these efforts to scale. These partners have expertise in the complex issues addressed by Stepping Up and include sheriffs, jail administrators, judges, community corrections professionals and treatment providers, consumers, advocates, behavioral health directors, and other stakeholders.
Since May 2015, more than 500 counties have passed resolutions to join. To see the full suite of the initiative’s resources and materials, and to learn more how to join the effort, visit the official Stepping Up website at StepUpTogether.org.