In Focus: Collecting and Analyzing Baseline Data is a new brief from the Stepping Up partners designed to help counties collect and analyze baseline data on the prevalence of people in their jails who have serious mental illnesses (SMI), specifically along the recommended four key measures: (1) the number of people booked into jail who have SMI; (2) their average length of stay in jail; (3) the percentage of people with SMI who are connected to treatment; and (4) their recidivism rates. Once collected, these baseline data allow county leaders to identify the system improvements and programs needed to reduce the number of people in jail who have SMI and provide benchmarks against which progress can be measured.
Improving Outcomes for People in Contact with the Criminal Justice System Who Have Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities
Correctional Facilities, Law Enforcement, Mental Health, Co-Occurring Substance Use
Stepping Up Innovator Counties: Leading the Way in Justice System Responses to People with Behavioral Health Needs
Correctional Facilities, Crisis Systems, Law Enforcement, Mental Health, Co-Occurring Substance Use
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