Task Force for Criminal Justice Collaboration on Mental Health Issues:
Final Report: Recommendations for Changing the Paradigm for Persons With Mental Illness in the Criminal Justice System. Final Report
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Apr. 02, 2012
ANNOTATION: “The task force was charged to explore ways to improve practices and procedures in cases involving adult and juvenile offenders with mental illness, to ensure the fair and expeditious administration of justice, and to promote improved access to treatment for defendants with mental illness in the criminal justice system” (p. 1). This report has seven sections that follow “Guiding Principles” and “Report and Recommendation Development”: prevention, early intervention, and diversion programs; court responses; incarceration; probation and parole; community reentry; juvenile offenders; and education, training, and research. Appendixes include: glossary; Mental Health Court Fact Sheet; Mental Health Court Research Brief; sample Jail Discharge and Community Reentry Plan (JD/CRP); sample Inmate Mental Health Information Form; and California Counties with Collaborative Justice Courts.