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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