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May 16, 2018
9:00 AM
(202) 942-4289
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National Stepping Up Day of Action

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Stepping Up was launched in May 2015 to elevate the crisis of too many people with mental illnesses in jails and provide counties with tools and resources to create sustainable and data-driven plans to impact this crisis. In the three years since launching the initiative, more than 400 counties have passed a resolution or proclamation committing to acting on this issue. During this Day of Action, the National Association of Counties encourages you to: hold an event or participate in local activities to share with residents the progress you have made in addressing the prevalence of people with mental illnesses in jails; raise public awareness of this important issue; and emphasize your commitment to creating data-driven, systems-level changes to policy and practice that reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in jails.