Mentally ill people are overrepresented in the criminal justice system. Law enforcement officers and jail staff must deal regularly with people who have schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other mental illnesses.
Webinar participants will learn the history, nature, and extent of the issue of mentally ill people in the criminal justice system.
During this webinar, the presenter will discuss:
- A brief overview of mental illness diagnoses and the experiences of mentally ill people;
- The extent and basic issues of mentally ill people involved in the criminal justice system;
- The history of mentally ill people involved in the criminal justice system; and
- Best practices for interacting with mentally ill people.