On July 18, 2017, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors approved plans to launch a pilot program for people in jail with mental illness to help them stay out of jail. The program is based on the Stepping Up Initiative. Stepping Up is a national initiative that began in May 2015. It was developed by the Council of State Governments Justice Center, The National Association of Counties, and The American Psychiatric Association Foundation. The initiative calls on county governments to take on the issue of mental health and incarceration by making sure that jails properly screen and assess people . . .