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Diverse Stakeholders Gather to Discuss Mental Health and Criminal Justice Reform

November 30, 2017 | BHECON | Justice | Comments
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Katiri Zuluaga

Manager, State Initiatives

On November 9, 2017, the Association for Behavioral Healthcare and Massachusetts Association for Mental Health in partnership with the Behavioral Health + Economics Network (BHECON), hosted a forum to address the overwhelming number of individuals with mental health needs that encounter the criminal justice system in Massachusetts. The forum, entitled “The Intersection of Reform: Behavioral Health and the Criminal Justice System,” highlighted both national and local programs that are decreasing recidivism, or rearrests, and arrests for individuals with behavioral health disorders, increasing successful treatment outcomes, and saving money for counties and states.

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