Paul Bullen and Helen Cook It is often stated that people with mental illness are much more likely to come into contact with the police and wider criminal justice system than the general population. Estimates suggest that as much as 40% of police demand has some level of mental health component and 90% of people in prison will have some level of mental illness. But responding to mental health issues is often still seen as ‘not their job’ for those within the criminal justice system. In Northamptonshire we have sought to do something about this undertaking Time 2 Listen, which involved consulting more than 1,200 people who have either a mental illness, autism or ADHD to understand their experiences of the CJS. In addition, we spoke to...