The Stepping Up initiative encourages counties to track data along Four Key Measures, including connecting people who have serious mental illness (SMI) to treatment and other services after discharge from jail. Communities across the country are looking for information on how to best facilitate connection to care for individuals with SMI. With the current expansion of telehealth, there is a need to discuss best approaches, other ways to connect to care, and to share tips and strategies from counties.
This webinar will explore successful examples of law enforcement/community coalitions that have produced positive outcomes. Examples of positive outcomes include increasing public awareness of opioid risks, reaching youth with critical messages regarding fentanyl, responding to fatal overdoses, reducing stigma associated with Substance Use Disorder (SUD), and promoting links to effective treatment. The webinar will also discuss multidisciplinary and community policing partnerships that helped lead to program success.
Prosecutorial diversion requires a range of partners, resources, and activities to get it right. This is especially true when the diversion initiative involves behavioral health because the intersection of the legal system and the treatment system is one that can be fraught with complexity and misunderstanding. After all, these are two very different systems with very different purposes and missions, and a sporadic and limited history of working together. Getting it right is not easy but can be done. This webinar will present six considerations essential to doing just that. They are: