Conference Session

Finding Better Solutions: Supporting People with Mental Illness Awaiting Trial

Mar. 5, 2019 , 8:00 am – 9:15 am
Columbia 5 & 7, Terrace Level
Contact Nastassia Walsh (202) 942-4289
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    Finding Better Solutions: Supporting People with Mental Illness Awaiting Trial

    National experts discuss how states have changed policies to allow for community-based competency restoration and reduced wait times and reliance on state hospital beds for people detained pending competency restoration. Learn how county leaders have addressed the challenge of reducing the number of people with mental illnesses in jails and the impact on county jail populations and individual outcomes, and how federal legislators are attempting to address the issue nationally.

    National experts discuss how states have changed policies to allow for community-based competency restoration and reduced wait times and reliance on state hospital beds for people detained pending competency restoration.
    2019-03-05
    Conference Session
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    The Stepping Up Initiative

    In May 2015, NACo and partners at the CSG Justice Center and APA Foundation launched Stepping Up: A National Initiative to Reduce the Number of People with Mental Illnesses in Jails.
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    Justice & Public Safety Steering Committee

    All matters pertaining to criminal justice and public safety systems, including ​criminal justice planning, law enforcement, courts, corrections, homeland security, community crime prevention, juvenile justice and delinquency prevention, emergency management, fire prevention and control, and civil disturbances.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
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    Opioid Solutions Center

    Through the Opioid Solutions Initiative, NACo empowers local leaders to invest resources in effective treatment, recovery, prevention and other public health practices that save lives and address the underlying causes of substance use disorder.
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