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Showing posts from October, 2016

October 2016

Next MeetingCOMIO's next meeting will be on November 2nd from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the State Capitol, Room 3191, in Sacramento, CA. The Council will be sharing draft recommendations for COMIO's Legislative Report, providing an Update on the Stepping Up Initiative, and presenting COMIO Best Practices Awards to the San Diego County Probation Department and California Highway Patrol.
Promising Practices''What works' for justice-involved people with mental illness"

PowerPoint Presentation and Frequently Asked Questions.

Jennifer Skeem, PhD professor at the School of Social Welfare and Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, presented to the Council in May 2016. People with mental illness are overrepresented in the criminal justice system with the majority having a substance abuse disorder. When incarcerated they have longer stays because they are more likely to have behavioral problems and therefore are not engaging in programs…