While crime rates across the U.S. have steadily decreased over the past 30 years, incarceration rates remain near all-time highs. Jurisdictions across the U.S. are seeking new and innovative approaches to criminal justice in the form of mental health courts.
Mental health courts offer communities an alternative way to link criminal offenders to treatment programs. Relying on personalized treatment plans, mental health evaluations, group therapy, jail diversion programs and increased community-based support, these programs across the U.S. are seeing increased success and attention.
From July 18-20, 2018, a National Mental Health Court Summit in Park City, Utah will bring together experts from across the country to educate mental health court practitioners on emerging best practices in establishing, maintaining and evaluating a mental health court system.
This event is sponsored by The Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University, the State of Utah Judiciary, and the Utah State University College of Humanities and Social Sciences Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Anthropology.
For more information, visit: https://mental-health-court.org/