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.
Local law enforcement agencies are increasingly encountering unsheltered homelessness and mental health crises. States can help.Read More
The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs is accepting applications…Read More
San Luis Obispo, California was awarded a Justice and Mental Health…Read More