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CIT in Action
February 2008: Vol. 3, Issue 2
Feature Story: Montgomery County Emergency Service – A Model Provider-Based Diversion Strategy
Contributor: Tony Salvatore
Advocacy Spotlight: Criminalization Fact Sheet
As part of the ongoing development of our CIT Advocacy Toolkit, we are pleased to announce the release of Criminalization Facts. This fact sheet provides the basic information you will need to argue persuasively that criminalization of people with mental illnesses is costly for communities, a burden on police and corrections, and tragic for people with mental illnesses. It features sections on the high incidence of criminal justice involvement; the burden on corrections and police; and strategies that work to get people effective community services that prevent incarceration. (Read more…)
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