Mental Illness and the Justice System


10 am

In the US, ten times as many mentally ill people are housed in a prison or jail as in a hospital. But a new grant will invest in training for Ohio cops to recognize mental illness in ways that prevent needless arrests, and keep the mentally ill out of the prison system. We’ll learn more this hour, and talk about how judges are embracing mental health court, and protecting the vulnerable.


  • Betsy Johnson, Associate Executive Director, NAMI Ohio
  • Judge Randy T. Rogers, Butler County Probate Court
  • Michael S. Woody, President, CIT International

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  • HaroldAMaio

    —keep the mentally ill (that
    generic group?) out of the prison system

    We are no more likely to see the inside of a jail than
    the speakers. Get to know us.

    Harold A.
    Maio, retired mental health editor