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Thursday, February 02, 2017
Report on Reducing the Number of People With Mental Illnesses in Jail
Reducing the Number of
People with Mental Illnesses in Jail: Six Questions County Leaders Need to Ask, sponsored by the Bureau of
Justice Assistance, is intended to assist counties with developing and
implementing a systems-level, data-driven plan that can lead to measurable
reductions in the number of people with mental illnesses in local jails.
Despite challenges, many counties have made significant strides toward reducing
the number of people with mental illnesses in jails. Other counties are
starting their efforts or may be unsure of efforts already underway. To assess
communities' existing efforts to reduce the number of people with mental
illnesses in jail, the report provides six questions county leaders should ask.
To read the report, go to https://stepuptogether.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Reducing-the-Number-of-People-with-Mental-Illnesses-in-Jail_Six-Questions.pdf