De Blasio Administration Launches $130 Million Plan to Reduce Crime, Reduce Number of People with Behavioral and Mental Health Issues Behind Bars
Posted in: Diversion and Reentry Support, Funded Initiatives, News
Posted on December 2, 2014
Comprehensive approach will transform how those with behavioral illnesses are treated at every stage of the criminal justice system
$130 million investment—of which $40 million is asset forfeiture funds contributed by the District Attorney of Manhattan—will fund dozens of strategies
Read the full Behavioral Health and the Criminal Justice System Action Plan
The de Blasio administration today released the report of the Task Force on Behavioral Health and the Criminal Justice System, a comprehensive roadmap to continue to drive down crime while also reducing the number of people with behavioral health issues needlessly cycling through the criminal justice system.
This unprecedented, $130 million, four-year investment is a key component of the de Blasio administration’s ongoing efforts to reduce unnecessary arrests and incarceration, direct criminal justice resources to where they will have the greatest public safety impact, and make the system fairer. The Manhattan District Attorney contributed $40 million to this effort, with the remaining $90 million coming from City funds.Read More