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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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Jail Medical Contracting: Best Practices for Supporting Stepping Up Goals

Across the country, county criminal justice, behavioral health, and social service system leaders are grappling with reducing the number of people with serious mental illness…


Stepping Up Pennsylvania: Findings and Recommendations from the Behavioral Health-Criminal Justice State Policy Scan Project

Across the country, communities struggle to address the high number of people with serious mental illnesses (SMI) cycling through their local criminal justice systems. The…

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Site Snapshot: Update on How Three Counties Are Serving High-Needs Populations

The CSG Justice Center is highlighting three of these communities: Bernalillo County, New Mexico; Fulton County, Georgia; and Polk County, Iowa. Each of these jurisdictions…