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MetroHealth WRAP program decreases recidivism among people with mental health diagnoses

May 2, 2019

Updated Apr 15, 2019; Posted Apr 15, 2019 By Mary Kilpatrick, CLEVELAND, Ohio — A MetroHealth initiative helping people with severe mental health diagnoses and criminal convictions get back on track is proving effective in keeping participants out of jail, data shows. The Wellness Reentry Assistance Program launched in 2013, identifies Cuyahoga County jail more »

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Bail reform comes to Lakewood Municipal Court

May 1, 2019

Updated Apr 10, 2019; Posted Apr 10, 2019 By Peter Krouse, bail-reform-comes-to-lakewood-municipal-court.html LAKEWOOD, Ohio – Municipal Court Judge Pat Carroll has stopped using a fixed schedule to set bail because he believes it can be unfairly applied and result in the needless jailing of poor defendants. The Lakewood court’s schedule, similar to schedules used by more »

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NAMI Joins 16 Patient Groups To Protect Access To Health Care

4/2/2019 NAMI Arlington, VA — NAMI and 16 national organizations representing millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions filed an amicus curiae (“friend-of-the-court”) brief on April 1 in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in the case Texas v. United States. This is the appeal of a District Court’s ruling to invalidate the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA). If the more »

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Mental health problems rise significantly among young Americans

March 16, 2019 By Tara Bahrampour The Washington Post Gilbert Saldana, 22, still has a couple of months before he graduates from Georgetown University, but anxiety about his future is already keeping him up at night. “I’m almost in the job world, and it really weighs down on me,” said the government major, who more »

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ACLU says schools need more mental health professionals, not police

Updated 2:55 AM ET, Tue March 12, 2019 By Amir Vera, CNN Public schools need more mental health professionals and fewer police, according to a recently released report by the American Civil Liberties Union.   The report found that nearly one-third of public school students, more than 14 million, are enrolled in schools with more »

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