The County Commissioners Association of Ohio (CCAO) offered a one-hour webinar on September 13, 2017 titled “SteppingUp: Practical Solutions for Shutting the Revolving Door of Jail and Mental Illness ”.
Retired Ohio Justice Evelyn Lundberg Stratton, Project Director for Stepping Up Ohio, shared how this national program is tackling the serious issues of jails being the de facto mental health institutions for those with mental illness.
She explained how this program, and Ohio’s version, is trying to change that scenario so that these persons no longer cycle through jailand can be stabilized in the community with services that are far less costly and more effective. The webinar covered:
Background and statistics on the issue of jails and mental illness
Stepping Up: what is it all about and Ohio’s version
Forming the state and community partnerships to make it work
Practical tools and solutions, many costing little or no money.
Lessons learned on how to break the cycle
Challenge to audience to create their own solutions and how to do so
Stepping Up – The Ohio Project Infographics:
Stepping Up: Practical Solutions for Shutting the Revolving Door of Jail and Mental Illness
Stepping Up – The Ohio Project
10 Free Resources
The Ohio Benefit Bank
Ohio Compassion Map
The Ohio Project-4 Ways You Can Benefit from Stepping Up
10 Facts About Crisis Intervention Teams
Veterans Justice Programs
Sequential Intercept Mapping
Ohio Attorney General Task Force on Criminal Justice and Mental Illness
Ohio Consortium of Crime Science and Stepping Up
Funders and Sponsors