Register for the May 2, 2019 Ohio Stepping Up Webinar on Data Collection

In this webinar, attendees will learn about the three steps counties can take to accurately identify and collect data on people with mental illnesses in jails and the different ways counties are implementing these steps.

⁦‪How Hamilton County Ohio Is Stepping Up To Prevent Jail Time Due To Mental Illness


According to the National Stepping Up Initiative, in the U.S. approximately 2 million times each year, people who have serious mental illnesses are admitted to jails.

These individuals often don’t receive appropriate, or any, treatment, and, upon release, are at a higher risk of re-incarceration than those without mental illness.

Hamilton County Ohio Commissioners late last year voted to be part of the Stepping Up program to reduce the number of individuals incarcerated due to mental health issues.

Joining Cincinnati Edition to discuss the initiative are

Retired Ohio Supreme Court Justice and current attorney with Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease LLP, Evelyn Lundberg Stratton; 

Hamilton County Board of Commissioners President Denise Driehaus;

Vice President of Mental Health and Addiction Services with the Hamilton County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board, Linda Gallagher; and 

Central Clinic Behavioral Health Court Clinic attorney Gary Yuratovac.