After an arrest, it's important to educate yourself about the justice system and what you can do to help your loved one. These resources can help:
A Guide to Mental Illness and the Criminal Justice System
Working with Public Defenders: Q&A with Stephen Bush
Understanding the Courts: A Q&A interview with Dr. Catherine Cerulli
Criminal Justice Self-Advocacy FAQ
A three part series for individuals involved in the justice system, and the families and professionals supporting them.
Contact your NAMI State Organization for state-specific information. Here is a selection of state-specific resources for navigating the criminal justice system.