In Focus: Prioritizing Policy, Practice, and Funding Improvements
This new brief from the Stepping Up partners guides counties through the process of defining the most important cross-system changes to help reduce the number of people in jails who have serious mental illnesses. To have the greatest possible impact on the prevalence of serious mental illness in jails, these changes should address one or more of Stepping Up’s four key measures: (1) the number of people booked into jail who have serious mental illnesses; (2) their average length of stay in jail; (3) how many people are connected to treatment and services; and (4) their recidivism rates.
How three counties have committed to improving their systems’ responses to “priority populations,” people who frequently and repeatedly…Read More
During COVID-19, telehealth has become an essential practice to connect people to services from jails.Read More
How three counties have committed to improving their systems’ responses to “priority populations,” people who frequently and repeatedly encounter law enforcement, jails, and emergency departments.Read More
State and local justice systems faced unprecedented challenges in 2020. We look back at our year of creating successes in the midst of hardship and building consensus despite conflict.Read More