Council on Mentally Ill Offenders
Priorities for 2016

The Council is focused on identifying and promoting integrated, cost effective strategies to:

COMIO would like to engage external stakeholders to identify recommended strategies in the above three areas, and welcome your collaboration.

COMIO Fourteenth Annual Reports

View the COMIO - Fourteenth Annual Report

View the COMIO - 2016 Work Plan


The leaders in criminal justice and mental health participating in this effort strive to end the criminalization of individuals with mental illness by supporting proven strategies that promote early intervention, access to effective treatments, a planned re-entry and the preservation of public safety.


A true shift in the paradigm between criminal justice and mental health will embody an effective jail diversion system that fosters an ongoing and successful exchange of information among courts, criminal justice agencies, mental health professionals, government and non-government organizations to achieve a substantial positive change in the way individuals with mental illness are treated in our communities


Contact Us

Stephanie Welch
Ph: (916) 324-7021
Fax: (916) 442-2637

Council on Mentally Ill Offenders (COMIO)
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Office of the Secretary
1515 S Street, Suite 502-South
Sacramento, CA 95811