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Bridging the Gaps Between Criminal Justice and Mental Illness Summit Report

Posted April 21, 2015

The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Ohio, with the support of funding from the Ohio Office of Attorney General, Mike DeWine, contracted with Policy Research Associates (PRA) to provide a strategic planning workshop to inform the work of Attorney General’s Task Force on Criminal Justice and Mental Illness. The Bridging the Gaps between Criminal Justice and Mental Health Summit, which was held February 5th, 2015, was convened to address the overrepresentation of individuals with mental illness in the criminal justice system and to introduce the Sequential Intercept Model as a planning tool to strategically inform legislation, policy, planning, and funding. The Summit served to identify opportunities for coordination and collaboration among state and local stakeholders, inform state and local stakeholders about best practices in the behavioral health and correctional fields, and to consider the impact of health care reform, Ohio SB 43, “Outpatient Treatment Law” and state behavioral health and criminal justice initiatives on justice-involved populations. 

This report is a culmination of the Summit.  Click here to download the report.