A cornerstone of our work is transforming criminal justice systems to improve public safety and public health outcomes for people with behavioral health needs. We work with localities, regions, states, and at the national level across a wide array of issues to influence criminal justice and behavioral health policy and practice change. We facilitate the development of partnerships between criminal justice and behavioral health agencies to address each intercept within the Sequential Intercept Model to divert people with behavioral health needs into treatment and away from further contact with the criminal justice system.
Pretrial Risk Management in the Safety and Justice Challenge
For this research project, funded by the University of Virginia and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, PRA will examine strategies to reduce detention and increase racial equity in pretrial judgments.