Incarceration and Mental Health
July 21, 2015 | Grantee Publications | Criminal Justice
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A report by Policy Research Associates examines factors contributing to the incarceration of people with serious mental illness and approaches to reform. Redesigning financial incentives for institutions, integrating state and local requirements and opportunities, and creating a skilled and adequately sized workforce in local justice systems are identified as priority areas. The report also points to the importance of coordination among health care, community, and justice organizations to establish practices and protocols in service of the mentally ill.

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