Risë Haneberg

Risë Haneberg serves as the Deputy Division Director, Behavioral Health Division for the Council of State Governments Justice Center.  In this role, Risë leads the Stepping Up Initiative, the national effort to reduce the number of people with mental illness in jails with partners National Association of Counties (NACo) and the American Psychiatric Foundation (APAF).  Additionally, Risë provides oversight to county systems improvement projects and Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program grantee sites that are focused on the reduction of people with serious mental illness (SMI) in jails. Before joining the CSG Justice Center, Risë served as the criminal justice coordinator for Johnson County, Kansas, from 2008 to 2014. Her work in Johnson County included a Justice and Mental Health Intercept Project, Second Chance Reentry, the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative, and justice reinvestment at the local level. Risë previously served as the chief court service officer in Johnson County and began her career in criminal justice as a juvenile probation officer in 1979. Risë holds a BS in criminal justice from Wichita State University and an MA in public administration from the University of Kansas.

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