Together We Can: Reducing Criminal Justice Involvement for People with Mental Illness
Source: Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission
Resource Type: Documents and Publications
Focus Population: Behavioral Health Leaders, Family Members, Peers, People with Criminal Justice System Involvement, People with Juvenile Justice System Involvement, People with Serious Mental Illness (SMI)
Topics: Criminal or Juvenile Justice System, MHSA, Program Funding, Mental Health Treatment, Post-discharge, Community Reentry, Recovery from Mental Health or Substance Use Disorders
The report is a plan for transforming California’s K-12 schools into centers for wellness. It The report is an actionable roadmap for change calling for California to make an immediate and strong commitment to reduce the number of individuals with mental illness who become involved with the criminal justice system and improve outcomes for mentally ill individuals in custody and upon release from custody into the community.