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This article is part of a GAINS Center series on promoting race equity in behavioral health and justice outcomes. Read Part 3 here. By the Multnomah County Local Public Safety Coordinating Council Four years ago, Multnomah County, Oregon was at the beginning of a critical and challenging process. The County’s Local Public Safety Coordinating Council—a collaboration… Read More


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By Margarita Alegría, Ph.D.1,2, Amanda NeMoyer, J.D., Ph.D.1,3, Marie Fukuda, B.M.1, Jill Rosenthal, M.P.H.4, Najeia Mention, B.A.4, Gilberto Perez, Jr., M.S.W., A.C. S.W 5 , Deborah Delman, B.S.6, Valeria Chambers, C.P.S., Ed.M.6, Catherine Quinerly, C.P.S., C.P.R.P.6 This article is part of a GAINS Center series on promoting race equity in behavioral health and justice outcomes.… Read More


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By Robert Sullivan Editor’s Note: The following article explains how one jurisdiction has incorporated the Brief Jail Mental Health Screen into its jail intake process to more comprehensively identify and serve people with mental illness coming into the County jail. Criminal Justice Coordinator Robert Sullivan provides a first-hand account of their work: Like so many… Read More


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By Heather Kugelmass, Ph.D. This article is part of a GAINS Center series on promoting race equity in behavioral health and justice outcomes. Read Part 1 here. Tyrone Tyrone Booker was experiencing symptoms of depression and anxiety. Overcoming inhibitions to see a psychotherapist, he left voicemail messages for 80 therapists in his city who were… Read More


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“The Sequential Intercept Map is the riverbed, and all the initiatives are like the rocks. We can build a different flow in the river depending on how we place the rocks. Sometimes we’re adding big boulders or moving a boulder over. By understanding the flow of the Intercepts we can manage what’s in the riverbed.”… Read More