Behavioral Health

Paul Wormeli on Data, Technology, and the Collaboration that Makes it Work

By |2020-07-22T16:06:14+00:00July 20th, 2020|All, Attorney Case Management, Behavioral Health, Blog, Court Case Management, Podcast, Resources, Supervision Case Management|

Host Sue Humphreys talks with Paul Wormeli on how Integration and collaboration are key to solving justice problems.

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How the CSG Justice Center is ‘Stepping Up’ for Behavioral Health

By |2020-06-12T14:10:02+00:00June 8th, 2020|All, Attorney Case Management, Behavioral Health, Blog, Court Case Management, Podcast, Resources, Supervision Case Management|

Host Sue Humphreys talks with Ayesha Delany-Brumsey of the Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center and Stepping Up Initiative to examine health issues in the justice system and what’s making a difference.

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Be Part of the Solution: Stop Criminalizing Mental Illness

By |2020-09-15T21:57:46+00:00February 27th, 2020|All, Attorney, Attorney Case Management, Behavioral Health, Blog, Court, Court Case Management|

Mental illness is being criminalized, and it’s up to everyone involved in the justice system to stop it.

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Why didn’t you know?

By |2020-06-12T14:48:52+00:00November 16th, 2019|All, Behavioral Health, Blog, Classification, Custody, Custody Management|

When you screen inmates at intake, you know right away what treatments, housing, and programming will be most effective for each individual, and you can make decisions that appropriately allocate resources and keep everyone safe.

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Mental Health: A challenge beyond our reach?

By |2020-06-17T13:18:25+00:00October 26th, 2019|All, Behavioral Health, Blog, Classification, Custody, Custody Management|

Placement in restrictive housing is often an attempt to protect inmates, but it can have the opposite effect, particularly for those who suffer from mental illness.

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Suicide Prevention Starts at Intake

By |2020-06-17T13:23:12+00:00October 7th, 2019|All, Behavioral Health, Blog, Classification, Custody, Custody Management|

While there is no validated intake screener available today, experts agree that there are eight key factors that should be included in an effective suicide screening at intake.

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Are you protecting your most vulnerable inmates?

By |2020-06-17T13:25:11+00:00September 13th, 2019|All, Behavioral Health, Blog, Classification, Custody, Custody Management, Risk & Needs Assessments|

We can use assessment tools not only to appropriately place inmates with mental illnesses, but also those around them.

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It’s Time to Review Your Restrictive Housing Procedures

By |2020-06-17T13:36:54+00:00July 15th, 2019|All, Behavioral Health, Blog, Classification, Custody, Custody Management|

Constant vigilance of restrictive housing procedures and practices is necessary. Building an ongoing review process to look at risk conditions and determine what’s changed is needed.

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On the Rise: The Cost of Mental Health Care

By |2020-06-17T14:23:10+00:00June 12th, 2019|All, Behavioral Health, Blog, Classification, Custody, Custody Management|

Those of us who work in jails or prisons don’t need research studies to tell us what we already know: Mental illness in the justice system is a serious problem. And we’re not equipped to fix it.

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Overwhelmed by Inmates with Special Needs? You’re Not Alone

By |2020-05-15T16:48:20+00:00February 26th, 2019|All, Behavioral Health, Blog, Classification, Custody, Custody Management|

Justice professionals and mental health professionals agree: Jails aren’t equipped to effectively treat mental illness, yet they do it every day. Jail staff and administrators have been asking for help for decades, and you and your peers undoubtedly spend a great deal of time trying to get appropriate resources to those who need the

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