The Stepping Up Initiative is a national initiative to reduce the number of persons with mental illness in jails. Forsyth County adopted the initiative’s resolution in April 2015. The Stepping Up Process to End Recidivism or SUPER is the first action created from the resolution.
SUPER is a pilot project that focuses on women who are incarcerated in the Forsyth County Detention Center. SUPER will provide screening, discharge/transition planning, and support to women who have mental health or substance use disorders.
The goals of SUPER are to link participants to all identified resources, successfully graduate participants one year post-release, and reduce the likelihood of participants returning to the criminal justice system.
The SUPER Program will start accepting participants on February 6, 2017.