Lessons Learned from Counties "Stepping Up" to Reduce Mental Illness in Jails

Feb. 22, 2016 , 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
2016 NACo Legislative Conference
Educational Workshop Block III, Virginia A-C (Lobby Level)

Nearly 200 counties have passed resolutions to participate in NACo’s national Stepping Up initiative and have begun implementing their own change to local policy and practice in an attempt to reduce the number of people with mental illness in jails. In this workshop, learn from your peers about what they have been able to accomplish since passing their resolutions, the challenges they have overcome, and the lessons learned for counties that are just getting started.