Stepping Up Summit at NACo’s Annual Conference Columbus, OH, July 21st-24th, 2017

Stepping Up Summit at NACo’s Annual Conference Columbus, OH, July 21st-24th, 2017 http://bit.ly/2s4OB90

The NACo Annual Conference & Exposition is the only meeting that draws a cross section of elected officials and county staff from across the country.

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Attendees from rural and urban counties, large and small budgets and staff – all come together for four days of education, networking and sessions aimed to help improve residents’ lives and the efficiency of county government.

The National Association of Counties (NACo), the Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center, and the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Foundation have come together to lead a national initiative to help advance counties’ efforts to reduce the number of adults with mental illnesses and co-occurring substance use disorders in jails.

With support from the U.S. Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Assistance and other sponsors, the initiative will build on the many innovative and proven practices being implemented across the country.

Stepping Up Summit Part One: Identifying People with Mental Illnesses in Your Jail July 23rd

More than 350 counties have passed a resolution to join Stepping Up: A National Initiative to Reduce the Number of People with Mental Illnesses in Jails. To support counties in their efforts, NACo is hosting a two-part Stepping Up Summit to provide counties with the tools and resources they need to further their initiatives.

Part One will focus on providing an overview of strategies counties are using to identify people with mental illnesses in their jails and how they are using this information to inform policies, practices and funding allocations. All counties are welcome to attend the summit.

Stepping Up Summit Part Two: Implementing Policies and Programs to Reduce the Number of People with Mental Illnesses in Your Jail July 23rd

More than 350 counties have passed a resolution to join Stepping Up: A National Initiative to Reduce the Number of People with Mental Illnesses in Jails.

To support counties in their efforts, NACo is hosting a two-part Stepping Up Summit to provide counties with the tools and resources they need to further their initiatives.

Part Two will highlight policies, practices and programs that counties have implemented along four key measures: the number of people with mental illnesses booked into their jail, the length of stay of people with mental illnesses, connections to treatment and recidivism. All counties are welcome to attend the summit.