Special Topics Case Studies: A Three-Part Series
Counties across the U.S. are taking action to reduce the number of people with mental illness in jails. In this new, three-part series, The Stepping Up Special Topics Case Studies, we highlight specific counties that are taking an innovative approach to achieve measurable impact in their local criminal justice systems.
Each of these Stepping Up Special Topics Case Studies serve as a quick reference to counties highlighted in our Stepping Up webinar series. Webinar recordings featuring these counties are available on the Stepping Up Resources Toolkit.
Special Topics: Addressing Housing Needs of People with Mental Illness Involved in the Criminal Justice System (PDF): This case study describes how officials in Johnson County, Iowa addressed the housing needs of people with mental illness involved in the criminal justice system.
Special Topics: Communicating About Efforts to Reduce the Number of People with Mental Illness in Jails (PDF): This case study describes how officials in Alamance County, North Carolina created a communications plan about their Stepping Up initiative.
Special Topics: Engaging People with Lived Experience in Stepping Up Efforts (PDF): This case study describes how officials in Tulsa County, Oklahoma engaged people with lived experiences in their local Stepping Up efforts.