May 19, 2017
Categories: stepping up

SteppingUpLogoSince 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 and their families.

Join the Stepping Up partners—The National Association of Counties, The Council of State Governments, and the American Psychiatric Association Foundation—for a live video panel commemorating two years of the initiative and highlighting the work that has happened in counties across the country.

The event will be held on Wednesday, May 31, from 3:30–5:00 p.m. ET on NACo’s Facebook page and

Join the conversation at #StepUp4MentalHealth

For more information, or if you have questions, contact Nastassia Walsh, National Association of Counties program manager at or 202-942-4289.

Source: JusticeCenter