Mental Health Care and the Criminal Justice System

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Karen Teitelbaum, Sinai Health System


Oct 24, 2017

Sheriff Tom Dart has said that the Cook County Jail is one of the largest mental health facilities in the country. Far too many people are incarcerated because of mental illness and many people in jail are in need of mental health services. We know that we can prevent incarceration and future arrests if we get people into therapy, not jail. We have proven models of care that can achieve this. Find out more at

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