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A National Initiative Reducing Overincarceration of People with Mental Illnesses

Stepping Up is a data-driven framework that assists counties through training, resources, and support that are tailored to local needs

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How Counties Are Responding to Behavioral Health Needs and Improving Public Safety

This overview of Stepping Up highlights the accomplishments of the initiative to date, including county successes, and discusses the focus areas for the future of…


Justice Briefing Live: Seven Years of Stepping Up

Communities across the country are reducing overincarceration of people with mental illnesses as part of the national Stepping Up initiative. Since the initiative launched in…


“Set, Measure, Achieve” Progress Survey

This survey is intended to help counties track and determine their progress within the initiative.