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The Stepping Up Initiative
January 23 @ 11:05 am - 12:00 pm
Presented by Bill Hall Each year, there are an estimated 2 million people with serious mental illnesses admitted to jails across the nation. Once incarcerated, individuals with mental illnesses tend to stay longer in jail and upon release are at a higher risk of returning to incarceration than those without these illnesses. The human toll of this problem—and its cost to taxpayers—is staggering. The Stepping Up initiative is an effort to reduce the number of people with mental illness in the criminal justice system.