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Exposure to the US Criminal Legal System and Well-Being - AJPH 2020

While incarceration has been linked to a host of negative health outcomes, new research shows that even more transient forms of exposure to the criminal legal system are harmful. Researchers found that exposure to police stops, arrests and incarceration are all associated with lower assessments...

Exposure to the US Criminal Legal System and Well-Being.pdf


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Frequency of Signature Bonds in Dane County Criminal Cases: 2012-2016 - Judge Nicholas McNamara 2018

This report was submitted to the Public Protection & Judiciary Committee (PP&J) of the Dane County Board of Supervisors from Judge Nicholas J. McNamara. The Dane County Board of Supervisors is the Legislative branch of the county government in Dane County, Wisconsin. One of the County...

Frequency of Signature Bonds in Dane County Criminal Cases- 2012-2016 - Judge Nicholas McNamara 2018.pdf


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Lucas County Ohio April 2018 Update - Safety and Justice Challenge 2018

This is an update report from Lucas County, Ohio, from April, 2018. The Lucas County Safety and Justice Challenge Mission Statement reads as follows: Lucas County is committed to working collaboratively toward a safer, healthier, and more just community through implementation of successful...

Lucas County Ohio April 2018 Update - Safety and Justice Challenge 2018.pdf


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Medicaid Coverage and County Jails: Understanding Challenges and Opportunities for Improving Health Outcomes for Justice-Involved Individuals - NACo 2018

The National Association of Counties (NACo) released this report to educate federal policymakers on issues around Medicaid and justice-involved individuals. NACo points out that the key messages to advocates are that increasing flexibility in Medicaid: (1) is crucial to helping counties...

Medicaid Coverage and County Jails- Understanding Challenges and Opportunities for Improving Health Outcomes for Justice-Involved Individuals - NACo 2018.pdf


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County Roles and Opportunities in Reducing Mental Illness in Jails - NACo 2017

This document will outline some of the challenges counties face when trying to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses entering jails and highlight key strategies that communities have used to address this issue. #LawEnforcementJails #MentalHealth

County Roles and Opportunities in Reducing Mental Illness in Jails - NACo 2017.pdf


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City Strategies to Support Alternatives to Arrest for People with Substance Abuse Treatment Needs - NLC 2017

This document highlights opportunities to improve responses to young adults who need substance abuse treatment. Two complementary publications fill out an initial set of resources – the first, an introduction to overall strategies cities can use to reduce the use of jails for young adults; the...

City Strategies to Support Alternatives to Arrest for People with Substance Abuse Treatment Needs - NLC 2017.pdf


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How Cities Can Provide Alternatives to Jail and Improve Outcomes for Young Adults with Mental Health - NLC 2017

City leaders and law enforcement agencies, with their county and state partners, can provide more effective, less expensive services by collaborating with community based service providers to send young adults experiencing mental health crises directly to those services rather than to jail. ...

How Cities Can Provide Alternatives to Jail and Improve Outcomes for Young Adults with Mental Health - NLC 2017.pdf


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Improving Outcomes for People with Mental Illnesses Involved with New York City's Criminal Court and Corrections System - CSG 2012

Based on the study’s findings and with the guidance of the Mayor’s Steering Committee and extensive collaboration with senior city agency officials and stakeholders, CSG Justice Center staff identified a set of policy recommendations and strategies that could improve public safety and treatment...

Improving Outcomes for People with Mental Illnesses Involved with NYC's Criminal Court and Corrections System - CSG 2012.pdf