The Advocacy Handbook: A Guide to Implementing Recommendations of the Criminal Justice/Mental Health Consensus Project
A how-to guide for advocates who want to improve the response to people with mental illnesses who are in contact with the criminal justice system. The Advocacy Handbook reflects a shared effort among NAMI (the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill), the National Mental Health Association (NMHA), the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD), the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, and the Criminal Justice / Mental Health Consensus Project.
Dr. Sadique Isahaku has dedicated much of his career to improving education in correctional facilities in Wisconsin.Read More
Local law enforcement agencies are increasingly encountering unsheltered homelessness and mental health crises. States can help.Read More
The Wyoming state legislature recently passed a bill that will strengthen behavioral health treatment and programming for people in the criminal justice system with evidence-based practices and robust quality assurance measures.Read More
Corrections leaders are facing unprecedented questions about an already challenging issue.Read More
The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs is accepting applications…Read More