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January 2013 - National Jail Exchange

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    On Language and Limits; Missions and Mental Health

    By Margaret Severson, J.D. and M.S.W., Professor, School of Social Welfare, the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas In this article, a long-time provider of technical assistance for the National Institute of Corrections discusses how jail leaders can promote a mission-focused discussion of the jail’s role in community mental health. Severson contrasts the specialized roles of jails and the community mental health system and provides a rationale for avoiding “mission creep.” The...
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    The Art of the Tweet-Along

    By Tom Erickson, Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, Olathe, Kansas A “tweet-along” is similar to the ride-alongs many sheriffs’ offices offer to area residents who want to learn more about public safety – but the audience can be as large as the number of the agency’s Twitter followers plus their contact networks. Johnson County PIO Tom Erickson explains how to prepare for a tweet-along, how to engage with the community and media during the live event, and how to...
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