How the Stepping Up initiative is combatting the mental healthcare crisis in jails
December 31, 2018

“Between 2013 and 2015, the Douglas County Jail population increased by 69 percent. No one was certain why.

“It was a mystery,” said Mike Brouwer, reentry director of the Douglas County, Kansas, Sheriff’s Office. “We had a community meeting to discuss what was happening and lots of people who attended couldn’t believe that we didn’t have the data to explain why the jail population grew so significantly.”

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