Counties across the country have committed to creating data-driven, systems-level plans to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in their jails. Individuals with mental illnesses and their family members should play a key role in your planning efforts. They can be strong allies in building goodwill with the broader community, getting positive media attention for your efforts and advising on strategies that work for advancing mental health recovery. These individuals also can assist in training law enforcement in programs like Crisis Intervention Teams, providing peer support to individuals and families in crisis and identifying the impact your Stepping Up work is having. On this webinar, national experts and county officials will describe strategies for meaningfully including people with mental illnesses and their families in your Stepping Up efforts.