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Behavioral Health and the State Courts

Behavioral Health and the State Courts

National Judicial Task Force to Examine State Courts' Response to Mental Illness

2022 Task Force Findings and Recommendations

In March 2020, the Conference of Chief Justices and Conference of State Court Administrators established the Task Force to assist state courts in their efforts to more effectively respond to the needs of court-involved individuals with serious mental illness.

Led by an Executive Committee, joined by 40 additional judges, court, and behavioral health experts, and funded by the State Justice Institute, the Task Force will spend the next two years developing tools, resources, best practices, and policy recommendations for the state courts.

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Behavioral Health Resource Hub

"The Hub" is a repository of continually updated resource links and information highlighting best practices to help courts and communities provide effective responses to and support for individuals with mental health and co-occurring needs.

State Resources and Publications

How are states addressing mental illness and behavioral health in their courts?

Important Links

Where can you find additional information on behavioral health-related projects, organizations, and agencies?