Act Now to Reduce Incarceration of People with Mental Illness
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.