Improve your understanding of defendants with mental illnesses

People with mental illnesses are overrepresented in the criminal justice system. If you’ve ever wished you had a better understanding of mental health conditions, here are a couple of resources:

The Council of State Governments’ Justice Center produces a newsletter that aims to stimulate, support, and enhance efforts by judges and psychiatrists to improve responses to people with behavioral health needs who find themselves in the criminal justice system. The newsletter is a product of The Judges’ and Psychiatrists’ Leadership Initiative. To subscribe click here.

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