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New Online Tool Supports Local Systems Change at Intersection of Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health

As local communities work to tackle complex public health and safety problems, they encounter challenges that state leaders are best—and often exclusively—positioned to help them overcome.

The CSG Justice Center has decades of experience bringing together stakeholders from different systems, sectors, levels of government, and communities to develop policies that draw on research from many fields, are practical for states and communities, and center the perspectives of people most impacted by these policies.

A new tool, Aligning Health and Safety: The Building Blocks, aims to help state policymakers and staff from all three branches of government align health and criminal justice policymaking to improve health, make communities safer, and support wiser investments.


Date Published: March 4, 2024