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Document 025722
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
Judicial Council of California. Administrative Office of the Courts (San Francisco, CA); Council of State Governments (Lexington, KY); California Department of Mental Health. Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)/Proposition 63 (Sacramento, CA). Judicial Council of California. Administrative Office of the Courts. Center for Families, Children and the Courts. Task Force for Criminal Justice Collaboration on Mental Health Issues (San Francisco, CA).
“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... Read More
96 pages
Document 017857
Commission on the Status of Mental Health of Iowa's Corrections Population
Community Corrections Improvement Association (Cedar Rapids, IA); Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Princeton, NJ); Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation (Cedar Rapids, IA); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Council of State Governments (Lexington, KY). State Public Policy Group, Inc. (Cedar Rapids, IA) .
The effects of an increasing number of offenders with serious mental health problems are investigated. Sections of this report include: executive summary; introduction and purpose; methodology/overview of effort; hearings summary; findings; and the survey report which identifies unfulfilled mandates, non-uniform performance, a sense of urgency for problem solution, the desire for community-based correctional settings, and overwhelming support for solutions existing within Iowa's correctional sy... Read More
39 pages
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