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Keynote: A Vision for Reducing the Number of People with Mental Illnesses in Jail
Presenters explain the origins of the prevalence of people with mental illnesses in jail, lessons learned from efforts to address this problem over the last 15 years, and what it will take to have a true systems-level impact. Read More
Plenary: Six Questions County Leaders Need to Ask
Bringing efforts to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in jail to scale is a major challenge for counties across the country—it requires an ongoing, data-driven planning effort that results in systems-level changes in policy and practice. During this plenary, speakers from The Council of State Governments Justice Center 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. County officials describe their answers to these six questions and then provide opportunities for county teams to discuss how their experiences relate to the counties profiled. Teams leave the session with a sense of the strengths and gaps in their existing efforts. Read More
Plenary: Incorporating Perspectives from Family and People with Lived Experience
People with mental illnesses and family members of people with mental illnesses 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