Category: stepping up

Nov 02

Register for Network Call: Addressing Housing Needs of People in the Criminal Justice System Who Have Mental Illnesses

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, Nov. 16 Time: 2–3:15 p.m. ET Join the Stepping Up partners for a network call on the housing needs of people with mental illnesses who have had contact with the …

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Oct 06

Mental Health: How Alabama Is Responding

Montgomery Advertiser By Kym Klass In her “come full circle” career, Lynn Beshear believes everything she has accomplished has led her to oversee the state’s mental health system. It comes from her time working in the Intensive Care Nursery at Duke University Medical Center, to her latest 17-year stint as executive director of Envision 2020 – where mental health …

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Oct 05

Register for Network Call: Tracking Progress on Reducing the Number of 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, Oct. 19 Time: 2–3:15 p.m. ET Join the Stepping Up partners for the sixth network call in the Six Questions series. On this call, a national expert and a county official from …

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Sep 28

Register for Webinar: Tracking Progress on Reducing the Number of 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, Oct. 12 Time: 2–3:15 p.m. ET Join the Stepping Up partners for the sixth webinar in the Six Questions series. During this webinar, a national expert will provide an overview of …

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Sep 07

Yadkin County, NC Commissioners Learn at National Convention

The Yadkin Ripple By Beanie Taylor As students returned to their regular regime of learning, Yadkin County Commissioner Kevin Austin described the education commissioners received over the summer. In addition to one every early spring in Washington D.C., the National Association of Counties holds a traveling national conference every summer. “This is the first time any …

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Sep 03

Cops and the Mentally Ill: Finding a New Approach

The Crime Report By Isidoro Rodriguez On December 19, 2013, a man stood on the ledge of a bridge in Spokane, Wash., threatening to jump. Responding officers knew that if they tried to grab him, he would step off the ledge and fall into the river below. Instead, they spent almost 90 minutes listening and …

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Jul 29

Lots of Help for Mentally Ill, If They Can Find It

Times-News By Isaac Groves “Alamance County is one of the best in the state of North Carolina,” said Art Springer, president of the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. “There are a lot of services available, but people don’t know how to access the system.” Years ago there was a county mental …

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Jul 26

Register for Webinar: Prioritizing Policy, Practice, and Funding Improvements 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, Aug. 10 Time: 2–3:15 p.m. ET Join the Stepping Up partners for the fifth webinar in the Six Questions series. During this webinar, a national expert will discuss how county …

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Jul 22

Missoula Commissioner Rowley Speaks about Jail Diversion at National Conference

The Missoulian By Dillon Kato Missoula County Commissioner Cola Rowley was scheduled to speak at a national convention on Sunday about some of the efforts to reduce the number of people with mental illness who end up in jail. Rowley’s speech took place at the Stepping Up Summit, part of the National Association of Counties’ …

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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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