Olmstead at 20: Expanding the Vision of Olmstead to Decriminalize Mental Illness

Olmstead at 20: Expanding the Vision of Olmstead to Decriminalize Mental Illness

The Technical Assistance Collaborative (TAC) convened top thinkers from across the U.S. to examine the criminalization of persons with mental illness, and to initiate the use of Olmstead as a framework for reform. Based on insights from that group, TAC has prepared and published Olmstead at 20: Expanding the Vision of Olmstead to Decriminalize Mental Illness. In this brief, TAC applies key elements of Olmstead law to the challenge of reducing the disproportionate number of people with mental illness in the criminal justice system.

The TAC blog from September 2019 provides more information on the report.