Category: Reentry and Mental Health

[Register for Webinar] Stepping Up: Three Steps to Identifying and Collecting Data on People with Mental Illnesses in Your Jail

Hosted by the National Association of Counties In the four years since launching Stepping Up, more than 475 counties have joined the national initiative to reduce mental illness in jails. Key to these efforts is having an effective process in place to accurately identify and collect data on individuals with mental illnesses that enter county …

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New Program to Help Recidivism Rate and Help Inmates

Journal Review By Jim Johnson The Montgomery County Jail’s new program to help reduce recidivism is well underway and jail administrators like what they see so far. “We’ve seen some good results,” Jail Commander Lonnie Jones said. “The men have good attitudes and have been real anxious to be involved in this program.” The Jail Therapeutic Community …

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Register for Webinar: SOAR—A Reentry Tool for Individuals Involved in the Criminal Justice System

Hosted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) SOAR TA Center in partnership with the SAMHSA GAINS Center The Social Security Administration (SSA) disability benefit programs – Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSI/SSDI) can provide income and health insurance benefits to support a healthy return to communities for previously incarcerated individuals …

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