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May 2023    /   Parole /   Pretrial /   Probation

Applying the Stepping Up Framework to Advance Racial Equity

by Council of State Governments Justice Center

Brief outlining how the Stepping Up framework offers a foundation for more racially equitable outcomes among people with serious mental illness who encounter the criminal justice system. Built around six key questions: 1) Is your leadership committed? 2) Do you have timely screening and assessment? 3) Do you have baseline data? 4) Have you conducted a comprehensive process analysis and service inventory? 5) Have you prioritized policy, practice, and funding changes? 6) Do you track progress?

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