People under community supervision (e.g., probation and parole) have 2 to 4 times higher rates of mental health conditions than people who are not on supervision. In addition, many face challenges related to securing stable housing and access to health care, and they are more likely to fail during supervision if not given the tools and treatment needed to succeed.
Parole and probation departments are well-positioned to help people with behavioral health needs address these challenges and help ensure that they succeed in community supervision. With JMHCP support, these agencies can work to implement evidence-based community supervision practices, increase connections to community-based treatment, and prioritize safe and affordable housing as people reenter the community.
Implementing Specialized Caseloads to Reduce Recidivism for People with Co-Occurring Disorders
The Role of Probation and Parole in Making Housing a Priority for People with Behavioral Health Needs
Deputy Division Director, Behavioral Health
Risë Haneberg serves as Deputy Division Director, Behavioral Health Division, for the Council of State Governments Justice Center. In this role Risë leads the Stepping Up Initiative, the national effort to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in the justice system with partners National Association of Counties (NACo) and the American Psychiatric Foundation (APAF). Additionally, Risë provides oversight to county systems improvement projects and technical assistance to Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP) grantee sites. Before joining the CSG Justice Center, Risë served as the criminal justice coordinator for Johnson County, Kansas, from 2008 to 2014. Risë previously served as the chief court service officer in Johnson County and began her career in criminal justice as a juvenile probation officer in 1979. Risë holds a BS in criminal justice from Wichita State University and an MA in public administration from the University of Kansas.
Senior Policy Analyst, Behavioral Health
Dustin Bartley provides training and technical assistance for the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program. As a licensed therapist in Nebraska, Dustin spent 10 years providing direct service to adults with co-occurring disorders. Dustin has worked in residential and outpatient settings, with his county’s community corrections department, and has provided on–site treatment services for an adult drug court program. Dustin spent nearly eight years with Nebraska’s Judicial Branch in the Administrative Office of the Courts and Probation working with officers and providers statewide on service development, training, and implementation. Dustin earned a BA in psychology from Nebraska Wesleyan University and an MS in mental health counseling from Emporia State University.