Criminal Justice Videos

Navigating the criminal justice system can be stressful and confusing, especially for family members whose incarcerated loved one has a mental illness. To aid this process, NAMI has developed a series of informational videos that answer common questions callers have asked the NAMI HelpLine about the criminal justice system.

The introductory series answers:

This resource will continue to update with additional questions about the criminal justice system.

Is recovery Possible?

Why is my loved one not receiving treatment in jail?

How can I ensure that my loved one is getting treatment while incarcerated?

Does HIPAA prevent the correctional system from receiving information about my loved ones treatment and medication?

How can I effectively advocate to get my loved one treatment in jail?

What do I do if I believe my loved one is being mistreated?