The program, funded by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance, aims to break the cycle of drug addiction and violence by reducing the demand for, use, and trafficking of illegal drugs.
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The conference will explore gaps in services, discover new and improved practices, share cutting edge research, and motivate participants to explore positive case outcomes for youth involved in the delinquency system.
The conference will bring together nearly 2,000 elected and appointed county officials to focus on federal policy issues, including those related to criminal justice, that impact counties and their residents.
A report from the Dane County Behavioral Health Needs Assessment found approximately 46% of inmates within the county’s jail system were diagnosed with some form of mental health ailment. Given that nearly half of Dane County’s inmates may require varying degrees of mental health assistance, the county moved to address the issue.
Utah’s criminal justice system has become a revolving door for people suffering from mental health facilities, according to the state’s Supreme Court Chief Justice, Matthew B. Durrant.
Butler County has earned high praise from a former Ohio Supreme Court justice and could secure more funding to continue the battle against mental health and incarceration issues, officials said.