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Missouri Passes Reforms To Benefit & Assist Juvenile Inmates

On July 14, 2021, the state of Missouri passed measures to benefit and assist juvenile inmates. Senate Bill (SB) 26 …

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Decriminalizing Mental Illness

U.S. correctional institutions, local courts, and police officers frequently encounter people with untreated mental health disorders. Once incarcerated, individuals with …

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Idaho To Launch Implementation Of Nine Behavioral Health System Improvements, Full Details Expected By October 1, 2021

The state of Idaho planning to implement nine behavioral health care system improvements over the next three years to improve …

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California Ends State Division of Juvenile Justice Admissions, Will Close All State-Run Facilities By June 2023

On July 1, 2021, the state of California ended most youth admissions  to the three state-run California Department of Justice …

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Building New Bridges – Behavioral Health & Law Enforcement

Across the United States, at least 20% of police calls for service involve a mental health or substance use crisis. …

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Connecticut, New Mexico, New York & Virginia Legalized Recreational Use Of Marijuana In 2021

During their 2021 state legislative sessions, Connecticut, New Mexico, New York, and Virginia legalized recreational adult use of marijuana and …

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Tarrant County, Texas To Create A Mental Health Jail Diversion Center

On May 11, 2021, the Tarrant County, Texas Commissioners Court voted to create a mental health jail diversion center (MHJDC) …

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Baltimore To Pilot 911 Diversion Program For Mental Health Crisis

In June 2021, the City of Baltimore will launch a pilot 911 diversion program for mental health crisis calls for …

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Decreases In Local Psychiatric Bed Capacity May Be Associated With Subsequent Increases In Local Jail Populations

Decreases in local psychiatric bed capacity in the United States appear to be associated with subsequent increases in local jail …

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Davidson County Tennessee Opens Center As Jail Alternative For Mentally Ill Offenders

The Davidson County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) in Tennessee opened a new Behavioral Care Center (BCC) to serve as an alternative …

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Rate Of COVID-19 Cases & Deaths In State Prisons Over Three Times Higher Than General Population

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Take A Stand On Racial Injustice: Perspectives From Mental Health Experts In Advocacy & Psychiatric Health Care

This timely and deeply affecting webinar features distinguished mental health thought leaders sharing the impact of racism and its trauma …

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Riverside Regional Jail In Virginia Rebids Inmate Health & Mental Health Services

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Virginia DOC To Release More Inmates As COVID-19 Cases Rise In State Prisons

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19% Of Inmates Found Positive With COVID-19 Testing At Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Jail

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Kansas DOC Awards Two-Year Prison Health Care Contract To Centene

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75% Of Correctional Facilities Report Staff Have Adequate Personal Protective Equipment For COVID-19

As of April 23, 2020, about 75% of correctional facilities in the United States report that their staff had adequate …

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Violence & the Mentally Ill: Stigma’s Toll

The link between violence and the mentally ill is demonstrably weak, yet from public discourse you would hardly know that …

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Interacting With First Responders

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Interacting With First Responders

Approximately 15% of men and 30% of women jailed have a serious mental illness (SMI).1 Educated first responders can potentially …

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Psychiatric Illness Identification & Treatment For Mass Casualty Event Survivors & First Responders (Emergency Relief Series Part 2)

Psychiatric illnesses are common among survivors of man-made mass casualty incidents. The symptoms and conditions experienced can even be experienced …

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Innovations In The Criminal Justice System For Individuals With Mental Illness

A 2014 study by the Treatment Advocacy Center* states that the number of mentally ill individuals in prisons and jails …

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