Over 100 Counties Support Stepping Up

Over 100 counties have passed resolutions to support the Stepping Up initiative to reduce the number of individuals with mental illnesses in county jails.

Counties Stepping Up as of August 28, 2015 Photo Courtesy: NACo
Counties Stepping Up as of August 28, 2015 Photo Courtesy: NACo

As reported on the NACo blog:

In May 2015, the National Association of Counties, the Council of State Governments Justice Center and the American Psychiatric Association Foundation launched Stepping Up and announced a Call to Action demonstrating strong county and state leadership and a shared commitment to a multi-step planning process to achieve concrete results for jails in counties of all sizes. As part of this Call to Action, we are encouraging counties to pass resolutions and work with other stakeholders to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in jails.

For more information visit the NACo blog and Stepping Up website.

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