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Offenders with Mental Illness report released

In 2014, DHS to convened a workgroup with NAMI Minnesota to examine how people with mental illness can better interact with the criminal justice system. The workgroup examined the entire system, from prevention and early intervention, treatment, and finally to recovery. It concluded that, “It is clear we must address mental health all along the spectrum of prevention through treatment through recovery if we are to reduce the personal and community impact of incarceration.”

More information is available in the "Offenders with Mental Illness report".

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