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Major County Sheriffs of America and Office of Community Oriented Policing Services

This report identifies innovative practices that have proven successful in reducing the arrest and incarceration of individuals living with mental illness in jurisdictions across the U.S.

The report was developed by the Major County Sheriffs of America with support from the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. The programs have shown promise in several areas: diverting those who live with mental illness away from the criminal justice system, supporting individuals in the court system, identifying and treating those who have been incarcerated, and helping individuals successfully re-enter their communities after discharge.

The report includes case studies of seven jurisdictions and resources developed by law enforcement executives and experts in the field.

To read the report, click here.

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