U.S. Department of Justice

Browsing Documents Related to 'Mentally Handicapped'

Show Only NIC Documents

You might also try...

Share This

Topic Results by Date

Date Title Type
Document 029564
Incarcerated Youth with Disabilities: Reintegration in to the Community, School, and the Workforce [Webinar]
By Gagnon, Joseph C.; Shumpert, Norciva. Syracuse University. Burton Blatt Institute. Southeast Technical Assistance and Continuing Education Center (Southeast TACE) Center Region IV (Atlanta, GA) .
This webinar will present information about how you can help mentally disabled youth involved with your juvenile justice agency. Topics explained include: youth in juvenile corrections—education, and characteristics; guideposts for success which "set forth necessary criteria to support youth reintegration into the community, school, and the workforce. Specifically, the Guideposts address: (1) School-Based Preparatory Experiences; (2) Career Preparation & Work-Based Experiences; (3) Youth Develop... Read More
123 minutes
Document 025837
Reentry Programs for Students with Disabilities in the Juvenile Justice System: Four State Approaches
By Muller, Eve. U.S. Dept. of Education. Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) (Washington, DC). Project Forum; National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE) (Alexandria, VA).
“ Evidence strongly supports the notion that juvenile offenders, both with and without disabilities, are significantly more likely to experience successful reentry into their home schools and communities if appropriate programs and supports are in place” (p. 1). Strategies for effectively meeting the reentry needs of disabled justice-involved youth are described. Sections of this analysis include: overview and background—what reentry is, federal efforts to support successful reentry, prevalence ... Read More
12 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
Document 017341
Colorado Mental Health Training Course for Law Enforcement and Corrections Officers [Lesson Plan]
By Sherman, Richard K.. National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO). Colorado. Twentieth Judicial District (Boulder, CO).
Effective interactions with individuals who suffer from mental disorders are described during this 8-hour course. Five sections comprise this lesson plan:
  • Introduction and background;
  • Mental disorders;
  • Officer interactions with emotionally disturbed persons;
  • Understanding the experience of mental illness;
  • And legal and liability issues.
... Read More
157 p.
Document 011245
Correctional Industries: Background, Planning and Development Guide for Inmates with Mental Retardation
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Sociometrics, Inc. (Hyattsville, MD); U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. President's Committee on Mental Retardation (Washington, DC).
Written primarily for human services administrators and specialists, this guide presents a general process for developing or expanding correctional industry programs for inmates that are mentally handicapped. Major sections of the guide include: legal and legislative issues, which cover pertinent legal and statutory regulations governing correctional industries; model services that describe the major components of model services programs geared for the mentally handicapped inmate; operative pro... Read More
144 p.
NOTE: This may not be a complete listing of documents available for this topic. Only current and publicly available documents are available on our website. Contact our free Help Desk to find out what else might be available for this topic.

General Topics

The documents in our online library have been "tagged" with keywords that relate the major topics they address. You can explore those tags by opening the larger categories listed below. Clicking on a "tag" or topic will give you a list of all the related material on our website. If you are having trouble finding good material, contact our help desk. They have access to thousands of documents not available online.




Justice System


Offender Management

Offender Services



Special Offenders

Statistics & Research

[+] feedback