Glossaries

Social Determinants of Health

Social determinants of health refer to social, economic, and environmental factors that influence health outcomes and disparities among individuals and communities.

Stakeholders

Stakeholders refer to individuals or groups who have a vested interest or concern in a particular issue or system, such as criminal justice or behavioral health.

Standards

In criminal justice behavioral health, standards refer to the benchmarks and expectations used to guide quality and consistency in service delivery.

Stepping Up

Stepping Up is a national initiative aimed at reducing the number of people with mental illness in jails and improving their outcomes.

Transparency

In criminal justice behavioral health, transparency refers to the openness and accountability of policies, procedures, and data related to behavioral health issues.

Transportation

Transportation refers to the provision of safe and accessible transportation options for individuals with behavioral health conditions to access services and resources.

Treatment Providers

Treatment providers refer to professionals who deliver medical, therapeutic, or supportive services to individuals with behavioral health conditions.

Veteran’s Courts

Veterans courts are specialized court dockets designed to help veterans avoid incarceration and receive treatment for mental health and substance use disorders.

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