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A Justice Challenge for Trump: Mental Health & Drugs

A national coalition today asked the new Congress and President-elect to support a “comprehensive” plan for helping justice-involved individuals suffering from mental health and substance abuse issues. The proposal included federal aid for training cops and corrections officers, and continued Medicaid coverage after release from prison.

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The Law Is Not as Blind as It Seems

An Australian study says “trauma-stricken” individuals cause stress among the health professionals and lawyers who work with them, including those who work with justice-involved populations–indirectly affecting their ability to perform their jobs.

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‘The Worst Way to Address Mental Illness’

More than 350,000 people with severe psychiatric conditions are currently languishing in the nation’s jails and prisons. Could early intervention have prevented them from landing behind bars?