Category: judges and psychiatrists leadership initiative

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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The Path to Success: A DWI Case Sentencing Guide

This guide, published by the National Judicial College, offers guidance for judges overseeing Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) cases as well as a resource for those who have been recently sentenced. Judges will find key considerations on topics such as sentencing goals, sanctions, and personal factors to consider in sentencing; a summary template is provided to …

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