Category: stepping up

[Register for Webinar] Using and Sharing Data Across Health, Human Services, and Justice Systems to Improve Responses for People Who Have Mental Illnesses

Hosted by the Stepping Up initiative and the Data-Driven Justice initiative  Counties across the country are building collaborative partnerships to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in their jails. Despite the progress that counties have made, they still face challenges with sharing information across multiple systems, limiting their success in identifying people involved in these …

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Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Focuses on Mental Health; Helped More Than 400 since January

10TV.com By Bryant Somerville It’s a new way to patrol and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office says it’s been a problem for far too long. “I would suggest since the 1950s, when this problem really started with the closure of mental health hospitals,” Sgt. Scott Blacker said. Sgt. Blacker is with the Community Intervention and Diversion …

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Stepping Up Initiative Celebrates 500 Counties Milestone

By the Council of State Governments Justice Center Staff The Stepping Up initiative recently celebrated 500 counties joining the national movement to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in jails. Four years ago, The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center, the National Association of Counties (NACo), and the American Psychiatric Association Foundation …

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Sheriff Backs “Stepping Up” Program

The Times News By Dustin Duncan Chambers County Sheriff Sid Lockhart said he is entirely behind the Chambers County Commission’s efforts to treat mental health needs inside the county jail. Through a program called “Stepping Up,” the county commission will establish a group to examine more ways to help inmates with mental health problems while incarcerated. …

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[Register for Webinar] Stepping Up 101: A Primer for Veterans Justice Outreach Specialists

Hosted by the National Association of Counties Date: Thursday, June 27 Time: 2–3:15 p.m. ET In jurisdictions across the country, veterans and people with mental illnesses who are incarcerated have unique service needs, and it can be difficult for correctional facilities to serve them effectively. This webinar will provide an overview of the crisis of …

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The Strategy Lab

The Strategy Lab is a new interactive tool that features over a hundred examples from jurisdictions across the country of people working to reduce the number of people with serious mental illnesses in their jails. The tool was created for Stepping Up project coordinators as well as state and local government officials, policymakers, and researchers, …

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County Commits to Reducing Mental Illness in Jail

Monterey Herald By Jim Johnson Monterey County has signed onto a nationwide effort to addressing the high numbers of mentally ill inmates in the County Jail. On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution joining the nationwide Stepping Up Initiative coalition dedicated to the cause, entitled “Stepping Up to Reduce the Number of People …

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[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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County Joins National Initiative to Reduce Jail Bookings, Connect Mentally Ill Inmates to Help

South Washington County Bulletin By Jackie Renzetti Joining a national movement, Washington County Sheriff Dan Starry has pledged to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in jail. Alongside the county’s community corrections, public health and community services departments, the Sheriff’s Office has signed on to a national initiative called Stepping Up. Co-founded in …

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Register for Webinar: ‘Stepping Up’ Your Efforts to Reduce Mental Illness in Jails

Hosted by the National Association of Counties Since May 2015, more than 450 counties have joined the national Stepping Up Initiative to reduce the number of people who have mental illnesses in jails. Counties have shown significant progress on impacting this goal, but many still struggle with how to get started or how to keep …

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