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Diversion to What? Evidence-Based Mental Health Services that Prevent Needless Incarceration

Investing in community-based mental health services provides numerous benefits, including a reduction in law enforcement intervention and incarceration. These services also promote the integration of people with mental health disabilities into…
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Before Son’s Gruesome Crime, She Turned to State’s Mental Health System. It Didn’t Help – The Miami Herald

This exposé from The Miami Herald tells the story of Della Wright's struggle with her son's substance abuse problems and severe schizophrenia. Read more.   Photo by Nevin Ruttanaboonta on Unsplash.
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Mental Health Interventions for Justice-Involved Individuals – Friday, October 27

Tomorrow, the Vera Institute of Justice will be live streaming "Mental Health Interventions for Justice-Involved Individuals" at 12:30 PM. The program features Dr. Jennifer Johnson, a clinical psychologist and professor at Michigan State University…
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Inside the First Court Designed to Keep Opioid Addicts Alive – VICE News

The Buffalo City Court has established the country's first opioid intervention court, which places eligible defendants into addiction treatment programs and places their drug charges on hold for a minimum of 30 days. Read more.
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Two Faces of Mental Health Policing – WSAU

In this interview, Officer Barb Gerarden and Officer Kami Allen discuss how the Green Bay Police Department has made reforms to address mental health and criminal justice. Read more.