Category: Courts

Improving Cultural Competency: Working with People in the Criminal Justice System Who Have Mental Illnesses

Hosted by the Judges’ and Psychiatrists’ Leadership Initiative, in collaboration with the American Bar Association Approximately 2 million times each year, people who have serious mental illnesses are admitted to jails across the nation. Once incarcerated, they tend to stay longer and have a higher risk of returning to jail upon release, largely due to …

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Federal Program for Offenders Returning to Society Yields Dramatic Drop in Recidivism

Star Tribune By Stephen Montemayor The usual faces met her gaze inside the same federal courtroom in St. Paul where she pleaded guilty to fraud and drug charges just four years ago. There was the judge who sentenced her, cloaked in his black robe. The veteran prosecutor who has charged many others just like her, …

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