Douglas County, Kansas: A County Justice and Behavioral Health Systems Improvement Project
In 2018, elected officials and criminal justice and behavioral health leaders in Douglas County, Kansas, asked The Council of State Governments Justice Center to conduct an in-depth, cross-systems data analysis of the flow of people with serious mental illnesses and co-occurring substance addictions through the local criminal justice system and to identify ways to achieve better health and public safety outcomes. This report presents opportunities to expand what Douglas County is already doing well and improve upon systems performance.
Fifteen years after its inception, the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP) continues to support initiatives across…Read More
Fifteen years after its inception, the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program…Read More
After months of delays and negotiations, Congress recently approved a $1.5 trillion…Read More
The Council of State Governments Justice Center applauds members of the U.S.Read More
The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center invites you to apply to receive free intensive training and technical assistance (TA) through the Law Enforcement-Mental Health Collaboration Support Center. With support from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance, this TA opportunity will take place through August 2022 and will involve a minimum of five formal TA contacts. These will be developed in coordination between the site receiving assistance and its CSG Justice Center TA provider. TA can include, but is not limited to, focus-group facilitation with stakeholders such as community partners, virtual or in-person training, consultation with national experts on police-mental health collaboration (PMHC) issue areas, policy review, and peer connections.Read More