Act Now to Reduce Incarceration of People with Mental Illness

8/24/2015

Senator John Cornyn (R. Texas) has introduced The Mental Health and Safe Communities Act (S. 2002). This bill would do 3 things for people with mental illness in the criminal justice system:

  • It would help prevent unnecessary incarceration.
  • It would help provide better treatment and services for individuals while incarcerated.
  • It would help connect people with treatment and services following release from jail or prison.

Please reach out to your U.S. Senators and ask them to co-sponsor this important bill today! 

Thank you for your advocacy!

Read more details about this bill.

NAMI’s statement about Senator Cornyn’s bill.