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Two Years of Stepping Up to Reduce Mental Illness in Jails
Live Video Panel Discussion

May 11, 2017

The National Association of Counties, the Council of State Governments Justice Center and the American Psychiatric Association Foundation are hosting a live video panel commemorating two years of the Stepping Up initiative and highlighting county efforts across the country on Wednesday, May 31 from 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm. The event will be held on NACo’s Facebook page at Facebook.com/NACoDC and StepUpTogether.org.

Since its launch in May 2015, Stepping Up has called on counties to pass resolutions pledging to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in jails. So far, more than 350 counties have joined the initiative and started or enhanced comprehensive plans to impact the lives of people with mental illnesses in the justice system and their families. Forthcoming information about the agenda and speakers will be posted on NACo’s Facebook page.

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