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Dauphin County, PA, Steps Up to Reduce the Number of People with Mental Illnesses in Local Prison

By the CSG Justice Center staff Leaders in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, launched a data-driven project on Thursday as part of the national Stepping Up initiative, seeking to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses...

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New England Conference Highlights Regional Approach to Reentry

“Collaboration is key – you have to work together,” said Captain Willie Scurry of the Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, House of Correction at the New England Reentry Conference in Boston last month. “If you work...

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BJA Launches Police-Mental Health Collaboration Toolkit at National Conference

The U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) launched an online toolkit Monday that supports law enforcement agencies around the country in planning and implementing effective public-safety responses to people who have mental...

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Joplin Mental Health Court Helps Participants Find ‘Tools to Move Forward’

By Ashleigh Fryer, CSG Justice Center Staff If you look down on the city of Joplin, Missouri, from the top of the hill on West Thirtieth Street, you can trace the path of the tornado...

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FY2011 JMHCP Grantee Orientation Event Agenda: March 8-9, 2012

Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C. To download a PDF of the agenda, click here. THURSDAY, MARCH 8th 8:00 am – 8:30 am Check-in and Registration [Empire Foyer] 8:30 am – 9:15 am Welcome and Introductions...

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Specialized Police Responses: Spotlight on the University of Florida Police Department

The growing number of law enforcement incidents that involve people with mental illnesses has intensified the need for specialized police responses in these situations. Developing such responses is becoming an increasing priority for all of...

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The Madison Police Department’s Mental Health Liaison Program: A Unique and Evolving Approach

By Captain Kristen Roman - Madison Police Department, Madison, WI As one of six Law Enforcement­-Mental Health learning sites selected by the...

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Minnesota Crisis Intervention Team Training Program Receives International Recognition

By Anna McLafferty, Project Manager, Minnesota Department of Corrections [caption id="attachment_47762" align="alignright" width="269"]Patti Kressly, president of Pro-Crisis, the company that contracts with DOC to provide CIT trainings; Dan...</p>
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Officers, Co-Responder Seek to Employ ‘Right Intervention’ for People with Mental Illnesses in Overland Park, KS

By Ashleigh Fryer, CSG Justice Center Staff When Megan Younger (pictured right) got the call to join police officers conducting a welfare check at the home of a woman who had spent the last three...

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