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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

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