Category Archive: alternatives to incarceration

Aug 16

Special Probation for Prisoners with Mental Illness Cuts Recidivism

Reuters By Ronnie Cohen Every year, an estimated 2 million people diagnosed with mental illness are jailed in the U.S., and soon after they’re released, many wind up behind bars again. But specialized supervision on probation for people with mental illness can radically reduce the odds they’ll be re-arrested within five years, a new study …

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Jun 07

Register for Webinar: Alternatives to Incarceration for Individuals with Substance Use Disorders

Hosted by the Addiction Policy Forum For at least the last decade, criminal justice policymakers and practitioners have been testing alternatives to incarceration as a way to ease jail overcrowding, meet the needs of people in mental health crises, provide access to services for a variety of behavioral health needs, and keep families intact. This …

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May 09

Governor Brought to Tears; Darryl Strawberry Shares Criminal Redemption Story

The Telegraph By Liz Fabian Gov. Nathan Deal’s voice cracked and tears welled in his eyes Tuesday morning while sharing success stories from Georgia’s Drug Court. “If you ever attend one of their graduations, you’ll understand why,” Deal said of his welling emotions. “These are people who have lost everything. They have hit the bottom. …

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