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On April 17-19, the National Association of Counties (NACo) and its partners at the Council of State Governments Justice Center and the American Psychiatric Association Foundation will be hosting the National Summit on Reducing the Prevalence of Individuals with Mental Illnesses in Jails.  Join the Summit via livestream to view many of the plenary sessions and hear from national leaders and your peers from across the country!


Hon. Jerry Abramson

Hon. Jerry Abramson
Director, White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs

Hon. Sally Yates

Hon. Sally Yates
Deputy U.S. Attorney General

Hon. Steve Leifman

Hon. Steve Leifman
Associate Administrative Judge, Criminal Division, Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, Miami-Dade County, Fla.

Fred Osher, M.D.

Fred Osher, M.D.
Director of Health Systems and Services Policy, The Council of State Governments Justice Center


Monday, April 18

8:30 a.m. EDT          Plenary: Welcoming Remarks

9:00 a.m. EDT         Keynote: A Vision for Reducing the Number of People with Mental Illnesses in Jail

10:00 a.m. EDT       Plenary: Reducing the Number of People with Mental Illnesses in Jail: Six Questions County Leaders Need to Ask

12:15 p.m. EDT        Keynote: Building National Momentum for Reform

Tuesday, April 19

8:00 a.m. EDT        Plenary: Incorporating Perspectives from Family and People with Lived Experience

8:45 a.m. EDT        Plenary: Strategies for Financing Your Plan

9:45 a.m. EDT         Plenary: What’s Next for Stepping Up?

12:30 p.m. EDT       Keynote: Federal Investment and Support, Action Steps and Closing Remarks

We hope you will be able to join us for any or all of these livestreamed events! They will also be recorded for later viewing. Watch the events at


Please contact Nastassia Walsh or 202.942.4289, with any questions.