Category Archive: stepping up

Jul 18

Brunswick Co. Commissioners Approve Creation of Stepping Up Task Force

WECT By Jon Evans Brunswick County commissioners approved a plan Monday night to create a Stepping Up Task Force that, according to the proposal, will “develop an action plan that can be used to achieve a measurable impact in our local criminal justice system and reduce the cycling of those with mental health through the criminal justice …

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Jun 27

Mental Health in Carson City: Closing the Gap

Nevada Appeal By Taylor Pettaway Carson City is building mental health resources but there still is a lot of work to ensure patients don’t fall through the cracks. One difficulty is transitioning patients through the system, and making sure there is a continuity of care so they don’t veer off the treatment path and back …

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Jun 16

Register for Webinar: Conducting a Comprehensive Process Analysis and Inventory of Services for People with Mental Illnesses in Jails

Hosted by the National Association of Counties, with support from The Council of State Governments Justice Center and the American Psychiatric Association Foundation Date: Thursday, June 29 Time: 2–3:15 p.m. ET Join the Stepping Up partners for the fourth webinar in the Six Questions series, which will focus on key strategies for conducting a comprehensive process analysis and inventory …

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Jun 12

Supervisors Step up on Mental Illness in Jails

Parker Pioneer The La Paz County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to adopt a proclamation that commits them to a national initiative aimed at reducing the number of people with mental illness in county jails. Monday’s decision makes La Paz County the 15th Arizona County to commit to the Stepping Up Initiative, which, in turn, …

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Jun 02

‘Jails Have Become the Largest Provider of Mental Health Treatment in Our Nation’

KATU-2 By Tom Adams and KVAL.com EUGENE, Ore. – Here’s the problem: an estimated 2 million people with serious mental illnesses are locked up in county jails in America every year. “Jails have become the largest provider of mental health treatment in our nation,” said County Commissioner Jay Bozievich. What is the situation in Lane …

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May 19

Save the Date: Live Video Panel Discussion on Two Years of Stepping Up to Reduce Mental Illness in Jails

Since its launch in May 2015, Stepping Up has called on counties to pass resolutions to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in jails. So far, more than 350 counties have joined the initiative and started or enhanced comprehensive plans to impact the lives of people with mental illnesses in the justice system …

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May 07

Reducing Mental Illness in Jails With Evidence

By Taylor Knopf North Carolina Health News Several hundred county commissioners, sheriffs, court officials and mental health providers from across North Carolina will meet in Raleigh on Tuesday to discuss a new initiative to reduce mental illness in jails. County jails are the largest provider of residential mental health care in the United States, said …

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May 03

Register for Stepping Up Network Call: Establishing Baseline Data for Mental Illness in Jails

Hosted by the Stepping Up Initiative Date: Wednesday, May 17 Time: 2–3:15 p.m. ET Join the Stepping Up partners for the third network call in the Six Questions series: a deeper dive into the question “Do you have baseline data?” On this call, counties will engage in a facilitated discussion on establishing baseline data. Prior …

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May 01

Supervisors Join in Call for Aid with Prisoners with Mental Illness

Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald (Iowa) By Joyce Wiese and John Speer Tama County Supervisors Dan Anderson, Kendall Jordan and Larry Vest unanimously passed a resolution on Monday, April 24, entitled Stepping Up Initiative to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in jails. Counties routinely provide treatment services to the estimated two million people with …

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Apr 28

Register for Webinar: Establishing Baseline Data for Mental Illness in Jails

Hosted by the Stepping Up Initiative Date: Thursday, May 11 Time: 2–3:15 p.m. ET Join the Stepping Up partners for the third webinar in the Six Questions series, which will feature key strategies for establishing baseline data on the number of people with mental illnesses in jails. To reduce the number of people with mental …

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