Attorney General's Task Force on Criminal Justice and Mental Illness

The Attorney General's Task Force on Criminal Justice and Mental Illness evolved from the former Advisory Committee on Mental Illness and the Courts (ACMIC), originally founded in 2001 to develop solutions for the revolving door issue of persons with mental illness trapped in the criminal justice system. The group helped establish 37 mental health courts, promoted the training of 4,580 CIT law enforcement officers in 76 of 88 counties, recommended changes to Medicaid, and advocated for a new Juvenile Competency Statute. Justice Evelyn Lundberg Stratton and Attorney General Mike DeWine will co-chair the Task Force.

Article Series

The following is a series of articles about effectively dealing with mentally ill offenders in the criminal justice system. Justice Evelyn Lundberg Stratton, Supreme Court of Ohio, has had a longtime interest in developing solutions to this problem and has formed the Supreme Court of Ohio Advisory Committee on Mental Illness & the Courts for that purpose.

  1. Solutions for the Mentally Ill in the Criminal Justice System
  2. Mental Health Diversion Alternatives to Jail: Thirteen Pilot Programs Funded by ODMH in April 2000
  3. What's a CCOE?
  4. What is a CIT? Why Do You Need One in Your Community?
  5. NAMI Ohio Offers Training for Jails and Court Personnel to Communities in Ohio
  6. Treating the Dual Diagnosed Offender in Your CBCF
  7. Community Mental Health Services and the Criminal Justice Population in Lucas County, Ohio
  8. The Guardian Initiative of Northwest Ohio
  9. ODADAS Cross-Disciplinary Training
  10. Dutiful Minds - Dealing with Mental Illness
  11. Assertive Community Treatment: A Re-entry Model for Seriously Mentally Ill Offenders
  12. Butler County's Volunteer Guardianship Program
  13. Peace of Mind
  14. Graduation Day Fairfield Municipal Court Treatment Alternative Court (TAC)
  15. Alternative Interventions for Women: A community partnership serving women with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders in the criminal justice system in Hamilton County, Ohio
  16. Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training Sees Immediate Results
  17. The Supreme Court of Ohio Advisory Committee on Mentally Ill in the Courts: A Catalyst for Change
  18. Outpatient Commitment Works
  19. Community Linkage Program: A Partnership between the Ohio Department of Mental Health and the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction
  20. The Ohio Substance Abuse and Mental Illness Coordinating Center of Excellence: Implementation Support for Evidence-Based Practice
  21. Civil Commitments From a Judge's Perspective
  22. HIPPA for Corrections and Law Enforcement
  23. What I Have Learned As a Mental Health Court Judge: And It Wasn't What I Expected

Check back soon for new titles to be added to the series.


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