NAMI CA Townhall with the Department of State Hospitals
Source: National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Resource Type: Video or Multimedia
Focus Population: People with Criminal Justice System Involvement, People with Serious Mental Illness (SMI)
Topics: Criminal or Juvenile Justice System, Post-discharge, Community Reentry
Department of State Hospital (DSH) staff discuss the crisis of people with mental illness in the justice system, as well as programs such as DSH Diversions to address this problem. In addition, they discuss how mental health challenges may exacerbate the spread of COVID-19 in jails and prisons.