Brief How Have States Addressed Behavioral Health Needs through JRI?
Constance Hull, Julie Samuels
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People with behavioral health disorders are overrepresented in the criminal justice system, which is often ill-equipped to meet their needs. In this brief, we highlight strategies states engaged in the Justice Reinvestment Initiative have used to better respond to people with behavioral health disorders, including improving identification of people with these disorders, enhancing diversion mechanisms, expanding treatment, and improving supervision practices.
Research Areas Crime, justice, and safety
Tags Behavioral health and justice
Policy Centers Justice Policy Center