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Incorporating Perspectives from Family and People with Lived Experience
The California Summit -- Jan. 19, 2017 -- People living with mental illnesses and their family members discuss their experiences with the behavioral health and justice systems and why it is important to incorporate their perspectives into county plans for reducing the number of people with mental illnesses in jails. Read More
Reducing the Number of People with Mental Illnesses in Jail: 6 Questions County Leaders Need to Ask
The California Summit -- Jan. 18, 2017 -- Panel 1 of 3 -- During this plenary, local leaders illustrate the six questions county leaders need to ask to ensure they’re able to have systems-level impact on the number of people with mental illnesses in jail Read More
Stepping Up: The California SummitStepping Up: The California Summit
Stepping Up: The California Summit -- Jan. 18, 2017 -- During this keynote session, the presenter will discuss factors that have contributed to the current prevalence of people with mental illnesses in jail, lessons learned from past efforts to address this problem, and what it will take to have a true systems-level impact. Read More
Developing Sustainability, Success Stories from the Field
In this webinar, Sheriff Christopher Donelan of Franklin County, MA—a Second Chance Act grantee—provides insight on how engaging the business community led to the county program’s sustainability. Additionally, Suzanne Watson, community services director for Pottawattamie County, IA—a Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program grantee—discusses how her county’s mental health court is sustained with help from county investments. Staff from The Council of State Governments Justice Center also discuss their forthcoming publication, Reducing the Number of People with Mental Illnesses in Jail: Six Questions County Leaders Need to Ask. Read More