Aligning Justice and Health Resources to Achieve Better Outcomes

Individuals in jail have far higher rates of physical heath problems, mental illness and substance use disorder than the general population, and studies have shown that access to treatment can improve public safety. Counties across the country are developing innovative cross-system approaches to more effectively treat justice-involved individuals with health needs, more efficiently use resources and improve outcomes for individuals and the community. This workshop will feature a national expert detailing ways counties can institutionalize collaboration, and two counties will share their efforts to combine or link justice and health resources to better serve residents.