Each year around twelve million people are arrested and processed through jails across the country. Sixty to seventy percent of those arrests are for misdemeanor offenses. Conversely, in the latest Bureau of Justice Bulletin on jails, an analysis  determined that sixty-four percent of those entering jails have suffered from a mental health issue within the last year. 

Reports included on this webpage were commissioned by The Baton Rouge Metro Council or the Baton Rouge Area Foundation. They reveal the need for criminal justice system reform to better manage resources and provide better services to the public. The Bridge Center for Hope is part of that reform. 

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  Initiative to Decriminalize Mental Illness  Recommendations for a Treatment Center and Continuum of Care 

Initiative to Decriminalize Mental Illness
Recommendations for a Treatment Center and Continuum of Care 

  The Potential Economic and Fiscal Impacts of a Jail Diversion Program and Restoration Center for Mental Health and Related Disorders in Baton Rouge

The Potential Economic and Fiscal Impacts of a Jail Diversion Program and Restoration Center for Mental Health and Related Disorders in Baton Rouge

  East Baton Rouge Parish Justice Center Study, Final Report  June 30, 2016

East Baton Rouge Parish Justice Center Study, Final Report
June 30, 2016