"Chances are that you know someone who's faced mental illness or addiction and come in contact with the justice system because of it. If so, then you know that our system often isn't equipped to respond appropriately to these situations.
Congress is in session for a just little longer, so there’s an urgent opportunity for us as Christians to share our support for a bill that will help ensure our brothers and sisters with mental illness and addiction issues receive the treatment and services they need!
On Nov 30, the House passed comprehensive legislation: the 21st Century Cures Act (H.R. 6). Now it's time for the Senate to vote on it. This bill consists of key mental health, criminal justice, and addiction reforms.The package also includes a Prison Fellowship priority bill—the Comprehensive Justice and Mental Health Act—which facilitates collaboration among the criminal justice, juvenile justice, mental health treatment, and substance abuse systems."