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County targets housing as next focus for mental health

BLOOMINGTON — A severe shortage of supportive housing for mentally ill residents of McLean County is the target of the McLean County Board's next …

Jail officials, lawmakers team up to reduce number of mentally ill in jail

By Richard Halstead<br>The Marin Independent Journal<p>MARIN COUNTY, Calif. — The county of Marin has joined a national campaign to do something about the …

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County looks to reduce number of mentally ill in prison

Northampton County is joining a nationwide initiative regarding people with mental illnesses in prisons.

Supervisors seek to reduce Ontario County jail population

HOPEWELL — The Ontario County Board of Supervisors has backed several measures designed to reduce the number of inmates incarcerated at the county …

Potter County commissioners join Stepping Up initiative

COUDERSPORT, Pa. — Potter County Commissioners have adopted a resolution pledging to reduce the number of incarcerated individuals suffering from …

Livingston County ‘Stepping Up’ to tackle mental illness among jail inmates

The Livingston County Board of Supervisors is lending its support to a national initiative aimed at reducing the number of people with mental …

New jail hopes to expand mental health resources

MOUNT VERNON — Skagit County Chief of Corrections Charlie Wend wants his new jail to be about more than just punishment.<p>As Wend walked through the …

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Forsyth County launching initiative to reduce number of people jailed who have mental illness

A national initiative to reduce the number of people with mental illness in jails will start accepting participants next month.<p>The Stepping Up …

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​Nevada County is participating in a National initiative called Stepping Up, aimed at addressing the issue of mental illness in jail.<p>To combat the …

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County to watch nonprofit funding

GRAHAM — Nonprofit organizations asking for county dollars will have to go through a more formal process after the Alamance County Board of …

Guilford County jail adds programs to reduce repeat offenders

<b>GREENSBORO —</b> Operators of Guilford County jails are trying to reduce chances of inmates returning to the facilities.<p>Inmates are now offered access to …

Jail alternative initiative saves money, enhances lives

OTTUMWA — Identifying and assisting inmates with mental illness and abuse problems not only keeps jail costs down for the county, it gives the county …

Keeping mentally ill people out of jails

PRESCOTT – Every year, two million people with serious mental illnesses are jailed across the U.S., which is a rate up to six times higher than the …

Stepping Up Initiative takes on challenges of mental health in jails

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Lubbock County and Sheriff's Department adopting Stepping Up Initiative

Let's talk logic here. We have an important decision to make on the future of the Lubbock Municipal Auditorium and Coliseum.<p>Let's talk logic here. We …

Initiative aims to cut repeat offender rate at Butler County jail

Butler County has joined a national initiative designed to reduce the number of people suffering from mental illness issues and addiction problems, …

Mental Health Task Force Submits Recommendations To Gov. Daugaard

By: Governor's Office<p>PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota task force studying mental health and criminal justice today submitted a report with 15 …

Program tackles mental illness in county jail

Forsyth County’s Stepping Up Initiative is making a step forward to reduce the number of mentally ill inmates in the county jail.<p>An initiative, …

County mental health recovery court launched

Monroe County is one of 11 counties to help people with mental illness through community treatment, jail diversion, education and a recovery …

Doña Ana Wellness Institute to report on mental health initiatives at Domenici Institute Forum

Doña Ana Wellness Institute to report on mental health initiatives at Domenici Institute Forum <i> Date: 10/24/2016<br>Writer: Sara Patricolo, (575)</i> …

Being smart about keeping certain people out of our jail….because they truly don’t belong there!

Too many people with mental illness are behind bars in this country. How big a problem is it? Nationally, their number is estimated at two million. …

Madison Co. leaders aim to improve mental health in metro jail

2016-10-19T01:57:27Z2016-10-19T02:13:59Z<p>Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>><p>Updated:Wednesday, May 2 2018 10:49 PM EDT2018-05-03 02:49:36 GMT<p>There …

County wins $250K for mental health, jail - Winona Post > Article

by CHRIS ROGERS<p>Late last month, Winona County won $450,000 in federal and state grants to fix problems with how the criminal justice system handles …

Jailed mentally ill on Board of Supervisors agenda

KINGMAN – The Mohave County Board of Supervisors will discuss a resolution to reduce the number of mentally ill people in jail when it meets at 9:30 …

Ingenuity, using available resources key to keeping mentally ill people out of jail

Using available resources and ingenuity could be the magic wands needed to start getting people with mental illnesses out of jails.<p>Mike Brose, …

Council considers task force, will revisit pot issue

One of the wooden benches along Dock Street in front of the Centennial Building in downtown Ketchikan. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)<p>The Ketchikan City …

T-R SPECIAL REPORT: Local, state efforts aim to reduce number of mentally ill in jails and prisons

If there's any question about whether police need training to deal with people experiencing mental illness, an incident from July provides an …

Thompson hopes to continue mental health initiative with second term

As a public defender, Janet Thompson was dismissed for her ideas on improving mental health services to prevent those suffering from mental illness …