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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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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.


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…