Category: behavioral health services

North Dakota Explores Expanding Alternatives to Incarceration and Behavioral Health Services for People in the Criminal Justice System

By CSG Justice Center Staff North Dakota Lieutenant Governor Brent Sanford spoke at the state’s forum on public safety. At a North Dakota Justice Reinvestment Oversight Committee meeting last month, CSG Justice Center staff highlighted recent decreases in prison admissions that resulted from alcohol and drug offenses and probation revocations. These declines seem to be …

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As Colorado’s Rural Sheriffs Struggle on Front Lines of Mental Health Care, They Will Stop Throwing Mentally Ill in Jail without Charges

The Denver Post By Noelle Phillips The isolation cell at the Delta County jail is stark. Its bright-white walls are padded with a dense rubber so people can’t thrash against a cinder-block wall and harm themselves. There’s a floor drain that serves as a pit toilet, and there’s a bench built into the wall for …

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Local, State Officials and Legislators Discuss Implementation of Community Behavioral Health System

The Bismarck Tribune By Sydney Mook and Grady McGregor DICKINSON – As the jail and prison populations across North Dakota continue rise along with the cost of incarceration, state officials are trying to ensure that first-time offenders and those with behavioral health issues stay out of the system. Area leaders in behavioral health, local legislators …

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