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WATCH: Arkansas Gov. Hutchinson Meets Face to Face with Client at Newly Opened Crisis Stabilization Unit

August 13, 2018

Gov. Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas became the latest elected official to participate in Face to Face (#MeetFacetoFace), an initiative that encourages policymakers to connect with people closest to the correctional system.

Reentry Essentials: Addressing Mental Health Needs among People in the Criminal Justice System

May 2, 2018

A disproportionate number of people in the nation’s criminal justice system face mental health issues: a Bureau of Justice Statistics report found, for example, that people in U.S. prisons and jails are three to five times more likely to experience serious psychological distress than the general adult population.

From Jailhouse to Coffeehouse, SCA-Funded Program Supports People in Omaha During and After Incarceration

“I’ve been in and out of jail for the last 20 years, and this [group] taught me it was time to grow up and stop doing the things I was doing,” Rich said. “Having people who care about how you’re doing and who can lift your spirits is important.”

A Second Chance at Recovery for Women in Wilmington, North Carolina

At Leading Into New Communities’ (LINC) residential reentry center in Wilmington, North Carolina, every part of resident Kim Hogan’s day plays a role in her transition from prison to a life in the community.

NRRC Projects

Second Chance Act Improving Reentry for Adults with Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Illness Program

Second Chance Act Improving Reentry for Adults with Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Illness Program

This grant program provides funding for state and local government agencies and federally recognized tribal communities to implement or expand treatment programs for adults who have co-occurring substance use and mental disorders and are returning to their communities after incarceration. The U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) administers the awards.

Key Resources

Collaborative Comprehensive Case Plans

Collaborative Comprehensive Case Plans

This site provides tools and resources to assist in developing and implementing collaborative case plans, including the "Developing Collaborative Comprehensive Case Plans" webinar, which offers tips on how to get the most out of this site.

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Critical Connections: Getting People Leaving Prison and Jail the Mental Health Care and Substance Use Treatment They Need—What Policymakers Need to Know about Health Care Coverage

Critical Connections: Getting People Leaving Prison and Jail the Mental Health Care and Substance Use Treatment They Need—What Policymakers Need to Know about Health Care Coverage

This discussion paper identifies key questions state and local leaders should ask as part of their efforts to help people leaving prison and jail with mental health needs get community-based treatment.

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