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Become a Stepping Up Innovator County

Stepping Up Innovator counties can demonstrate that they have accurate, accessible data on the prevalence serious mental illness at their county jail. Stepping Up encourages counties to follow a three-step approach to obtaining this data:

  1. Using a shared definition of serious mental illness across justice and behavioral health systems;
  2. Screening every person booked into jail using a validated screening tool and referring those who screen positive for a full clinical assessment; and
  3. Tracking and analyzing this data electronically.

To see if your county is on track to become a Stepping Up Innovator County, fill out this brief survey.

Innovator counties (47)

  • Alachua County, Florida
  • Barton County, Kansas
  • Berks County, Pennsylvania
  • Bernalillo County, New Mexico
  • Bucks County, Pennsylvania
  • Calaveras County, California
  • Carlton County, Minnesota
  • Chatham County, Georgia
  • Chester County, Pennsylvania
  • Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
  • Dallas County, Iowa
  • Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
  • Douglas County, Kansas
  • Douglas County, Nebraska
  • Durham County, North Carolina
  • El Dorado County, California
  • Erie County, New York
  • Fairfax County, Virginia
  • Franklin County, Ohio
  • Fulton County, Georgia
  • Guthrie County, Iowa
  • Hancock County, Ohio
  • Hennepin County, Minnesota
  • Island County, Washington
  • Johnson County, Kansas
  • Lafourche County, Louisiana
  • Lubbock County, Texas
  • Lucas County, Ohio
  • Lyon County, Kansas
  • Marin County, California
  • Marion County, Indiana
  • Miami-Dade County, Florida
  • Mobile County, Alabama
  • Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
  • Morris County, Kansas
  • Nevada County, California
  • Pacific County, Washington
  • Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
  • Polk County, Iowa
  • Reno County, Kansas
  • San Joaquin County, California
  • San Luis Obispo County, California
  • Sarpy County, Nebraska
  • Shawnee County, Kansas
  • Shelby County, Alabama
  • Yolo County, California
  • York County, Pennsylvania