This resource points to diversion—the practice of holding youth accountable without invoking legal sanctions—as one potential path to addressing these stark racial disparities.
This hour-long webinar, developed by the National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare, suggests strategies for encouraging family care plans. Such plans can prevent child welfare involvement—and family separation—for infants and their parents/caregivers who are identified as affected by prenatal substance exposure.
The purpose of this brief is to acquaint court leaders with the opportunities to influence change in their courts and communities during these difficult times and to implement practices that will result in better outcomes for those with serious mental illnesses.
A framework for decision-making to improve response to individuals experiencing a crisis as a result of substance use, mental health, or homelessness challenges. The framework is grounded in a systematic review of the range of approaches that have been implemented by first responder agencies in the United States and organizes specific programs (for example, the Oregon-based CAHOOTS program) into program types based on common features (such as responding agency, response activities, and desired outcomes).
This is an interactive library of programs, policies, and practices that jurisdictions across the country have implemented to help reduce the prevalence of community members with unmet behavioral health needs in their jails.