The Bazelon Center argues that jurisdictions should increase investment in community-based mental health service providers. This document describes services that, based on the evidence they’ve compiled, are necessary components of strong mental health systems.
Policy Research Associates, Inc. (PRI) offers ideas for and practice examples of peer support programs for justice-involved people experiencing mental health issues. Ideas and examples span the length of ‘intercepts’—or, across all stages of criminal justice involvement.
Second-generation and later-generations of Latino youth had higher risk of suicide, illicit drug use and alcohol use than first-generation Latino youth. Acculturation to US culture is considered a causal contributing factor to the differences in these rates.
Suicide-related outcomes were associated with migration in both the sending and receiving countries and individuals who had migrated to the US younger than age 13 were at higher risk than persons who migrated at a later age. The data suggest that stressors related to the disruption of family dynamics due to migration and/or having a family member living in a different country may be a factor in suicide.
This story shows the progress made in this region, as of 2014 [when the piece came out] when inmate numbers dropped, and the county saved $50 million over five years following the change.