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The Stepping Up initiative is based on a core set of principles and goals laid out in Reducing the Number of People with Mental Illnesses in Jail: Six Questions County Leaders Need to Ask. If your county is laying the foundations of your Stepping Up initiative, this resource are a great place to start. If you’re looking to home in on specific topics and types of resources, explore the full library. 

The Framework

  1. Is your leadership committed? 
  1. Do you have timely screening and assessment? 
  1. Do you have baseline data? 
  1. Have you conducted a comprehensive process analysis and service inventory? 
  1. Have you prioritized policy, practice, and funding? 
  1. Do you track progress? 

The Measures 

  1. Jail Bookings 
  1. Jail Length of Stay 
  1. Connections to Treatment 
  1. Recidivism