CJSA Panel Event: Mental Health and the Justice System

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Join us this Friday April 23rd for our last panel discussion of the semester!
U.S. prisons and jails incarcerate a disproportionate amount of people who have a current or past mental health problem, and facilities are not meeting the demand for treatment. Due to the lack of adequate mental health services for individuals who come into contact with the justice system, CJSA will host a discussion on the intersection of mental health and mass incarceration. We hope to hear about the challenges of mental health care in the justice system through a range of perspectives- from those who have been personally impacted to those who are knowledgeable about the topic. As we engage in the discussion, we also hope to discuss different approaches to improve the services and resources offered to those impacted by the system.