Stepping Up is a national initiative to reduce the number of mentally ill in county jails. In North Carolina, at least 37 counties have issued proclamations to join the initiative, and some of these counties will be sharing their experiences and lessons learned at the Summit. National speakers include Fred C. Osher, MD, Director of Health Systems and Services Policy at The Council of State Governments Justice Center, the Honorable Steven Leifman, county court judge with the Criminal Division of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida; and Leon Evans, President/CEO of The Center for Health Care Services in Bexar County, Texas.