On January 26, 2021, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly, the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS), and The Council of State Governments' (CSG) Justice Center announced the opening of the Kansas Stepping Up Technical Assistance (TA) Center to help counties reduce the prevalence of people with a serious mental illness in jails. Stepping Up is a national initiative that began in May 2015; it was developed by the CSG Justice Center, The National Association of Counties, and The American Psychiatric Association Foundation. The initiative calls on county governments to take on the issue of mental health and incarceration by . . .
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