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Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2015
Level County
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Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Health, Housing, Public Safety, Children & Families, Education, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
A fact sheet on mental illness based on demographics....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Children & Families, Health, Housing, Public Safety, Education, Democracy & Governance
There is growing public recognition that the number of people diagnosed with serious mental illness in the U.S. criminal justice system has reached unprecedented levels. In 2007, there were more than 2 million jail bookings of people with serious mental illness. Although prevalence...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level State, National
State(s) All States
Source Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center
Policy Areas Health, Children & Families
The first three years of life are the most sensitive for a child’s developing brain and body. Exposure to chronic stressors during these years can lead to physical, cognitive, and emotional health problems in the future that can be costly for families and society to navigate. This...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2016
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Health, Housing, Public Safety, Children & Families, Education, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Law enforcement responses to people with mental illnesses are among the most complex and time-consuming calls for officers, threaten the safety of officers and residents alike, and have the potential for tragic outcomes. And when people with mental illnesses and co-occurring substance...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Child & Family Research Partnership
Policy Areas Children & Families
Father involvement describes a supportive relationship with high-quality interactions between a father and child. This brief highlights the importance of helping fathers maintain a healthy relationship with their children by describing the links between father involvement and positive...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town, County, State, School District
State(s) All States
Source Education Law Center
Policy Areas Education, Children & Families
Although childhood trauma can directly impact a child’s ability to learn, most schools overlook this issue. This brief defines trauma and outlines its potential effects on children and learning. It also outlines staff, organizational, and legislative strategies to shape school culture,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Health, Housing, Public Safety, Children & Families, Education, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Jails have become warehouses for people with mental illness. Nationwide, nearly half a million inmates with mental illness are in local jails, and an estimated 10-25% have a serious mental illness, such as schizophrenia. In Los Angeles County alone, at least 3,200 inmates with a diagnosed...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level State
State(s) All States
Source Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center
Policy Areas Children & Families
A child’s first three years of life is the most rapid and sensitive period of development, and it sets the foundation for long-term health and wellbeing. All children deserve the opportunity to be born healthy and raised in nurturing, stimulating, stable, and secure care environments...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Health, Housing, Public Safety, Children & Families, Education, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Millions of Americans have one or more forms of mental illness. These conditions have wide-ranging health, economic, and social consequences. For example, mental illness is a major factor in homelessness and incarceration. And serious mental illness - defined as a mental, behavioral,...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2015
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Health, Housing, Public Safety, Children & Families, Education, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
A fact sheet on mental illness in America....

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