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National Initiative Advisory Committee Shares Resources and Updates

The National Initiative on Mental Illness and the Courts Advisory Committee is committed to improving both court and community responses to those with mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders.

Supported by State Justice Institute (SJI) and the National Center for State Courts (NCSC), the Committee publishes a bi-monthly Behavioral Health Alert and has compiled a series of selected readings and resources.

With the continued interest and the leadership of the state courts, this effort is well-positioned to address the revolving door of jails, involuntary commitments, court cases, emergency rooms, state hospitals, and homelessness of those with serious mental illness.

Sign up to receive these Behavioral Health Alerts.  The Alerts will include updates from the National Initiative, Research and Resources, and News from around the nation.

Also, remember the Advisory Committee wants to hear from you.  Please send news and developments, and/or concerns and challenges by emailing Patti Tobias, NCSC Project Coordinator, at