Friday, February 22, 2019

Report: Sheriffs Addressing the Mental Health Crisis in the Community and in the Jails

This report identifies innovative practices that have proven successful in reducing the arrest and incarceration of individuals living with mental illness in jurisdictions across the United States. The report was developed by the Major County Sheriffs of America with support from the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. The programs have shown promise in several areas: diverting those who live with mental illness away from the criminal justice system, supporting individuals in the court system, identifying and treating those who have been incarcerated, and helping individuals successfully re-enter their communities after discharge. To read the report, go to

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