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Improving the Response to Offenders with Mental Illness Through Mental Health and Criminal Justice Collaboration

Proceedings from hearings regarding mentally ill offenders are provided. Contents of this publication include: executive summary; outline of proceedings; opening remarks and introduction; hearing panel -- setting the context -- the increasing number of people with mental illness under corrections supervision -- origins of the problem and key strategies for addressing it; hearing panel -- case studies of state and local mental health and corrections collaboration; summary of day's proceedings; Day Two remarks; hearing panel -- the role of family members, advocates, and consumers in corrections and mental health collaboration; open forum -- reflections and analysis; and summary and conclusions.