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"Despite what you see on television, a verdict of 'not guilty by reason of insanity' is exceedingly rare. Most defendants with mental illnesses end up incarcerated—studies reveal that fully half of all prisoners have at least one mental disorder. That is one million people in the U.S. alone, and the prison system does very little to successfully treat them. As a result, the recidivism rate among returning citizens is especially high for those with serious disorders." - American Psychiatric Society

MIRA recognizes this and curates linkage to behavioral, mental, and addiction supportive services for individuals in need:

  • Connecticut Community for Addictions Recovery - CCAR is committed to assisting individuals in navigating the recovery community, connecting with others in recovery, and accessing local support services.
  • Connecticut Renaissance - Connecticut Renaissance offers comprehensive behavioral health services at 12 locations to adolescents and adults suffering from mental illness or addiction.
  • Greater Bridgeport Community Mental Health Center - GBCMHC is a state-operated facility providing adults with a wide variety of treatment services that include inpatient treatment, community based services, rehabilitation services, and more.
  • Family ReEntry - FRE is a social justice organization that provides individualized case management and support services to empower and strengthen individuals, families, and communities. 
  • Liberation Programs - Liberation offers inpatient and outpatient treatment and prevention services for adults, youth, and families affected by substance abuse disorders. 
  • LifeBridge Community Services - LifeBridge provides a combination of behavioral health services, youth development, and asset-building for families that have been impacted by trauma, poverty, and a lack of educational opportunity.
  • Recovery Network of Programs - RNP is a social service agency that provides inpatient, outpatient, and housing assistance to individuals recovering from mental illness, substance abuse, or behavioral health challenges.