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Keynote: Federal Investment and Support, Action Steps, and Closing Remarks
In this closing session, speakers will discuss federal support and funding opportunities for reducing the prevalence of people with mental illnesses in jails, and the MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge. Read More
Keynote: Building National Momentum for Reform
During this keynote session, speakers will explain how Stepping Up relates to other national initiatives focusing on mental health and the justice system. Lunch will be provided during this session. Read More
Plenary: What’s Next for Stepping Up?
This session will provide a vision for what lies ahead for Stepping Up after the summit. Read More
Plenary: Incorporating Perspectives from Family and People with Lived Experience
People with mental illnesses and family members of people with mental illnesses will discuss their own experiences with the behavioral health and justice systems, and why it is important to incorporate their perspectives into county plans. Read More
Plenary: Reducing the Number of People with Mental Illnesses in Jail: Six Questions County Leaders Need to Ask
During this plenary, speakers from the CSG Justice Center will describe the six questions county leaders need to answer to ensure they’re able to have systems-level impact on the number of people with mental illnesses in jail. Read More
Plenary: Welcoming Remarks
Representatives of the organizations leading the Stepping Up Initiative—the American Psychiatric Association Foundation, the National Association of Counties, and The Council of State Governments Justice Center—will welcome participants and review the goals of the summit. Read More