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Probation and Parole and the ACA

Community Supervision and Community Health: ACA and Changing Landscape of Community Supervision

In the Fall 2015 issue of Perspectives, The Journal of the Probation and Parole Association, Dan Mistak, COCHS’ general counsel, explores how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is changing community supervision. This change will integrate public safety goals with the goals of public health . Read more (Dan’s article starts on page 50)…

The Affordable Care Act and the Excellence Act: An Evolving Terrain to Meet the Needs of the Neediest

In Cornerstone, the magazine of the National Legal Aid & Defender Association, Dan Mistak, COCHS' general counsel, explains how two tectonic shifts in the health care world have poised legal aid lawyers and defenders to better advocate for community solutions to client needs: the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Section 223 of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (otherwise known as the “Excellence Act”). Read more...

Excellence in Mental Health Act Improves Behavioral Health Resources for Public Safety

Too often individuals end up in the criminal justice system because of a lack of access to behavioral health care in their communities. The Excellence Act has the potential to change this cycle. Read more...