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Mentally Ill in Corrections - Treatment

How Many Incarcerated Individuals Received Psychotropic Medication in California Jails: 2012­-2017 (2018)

This policy brief uses data from the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC)
to estimate the number of jail inmates who receive psychotropic medication and assess
the relative representation of this group among the jail population. To provide a measure

Massachusetts Community Justice Workshop Report (2016)

This report provides a summary of the Community Justice Workshop,using Sequential Intercept Mapping, held for the Lawrence District Court jurisdiction.
The report includes:

All Studies on Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) in Multiple States and in Counties of Different Size Show it Works (2015)

AOT is a court order that requires certain persons with serious mental illness to stay in mandated and monitored treatment as a condition for living in the community. AOT reduces violence, arrest, hospitalization and incarceration of persons with serious mental illness in the 70% range and

Critical Connections Getting People Leaving Prison and Jail the Mental Health Care and Substance Use Treatment They Need (2017)

A discussion paper that identifies key questions and issues every policymaker should consider when seeking to help people leaving prison and jail connect to needed mental health and substance use treatment.

Evidence-Based Practices (EBPs) Resources

The GAINS Center focuses on expanding access to services for people with mental and/or substance use disorders who come into contact with the justice system.

The Use and Impact of Correctional Programming for Inmates on Pre- and Post-Release Outcomes (2017)

In this paper commissioned by the National Institute of Justice, authors reviewed the available evidence on the impact of institutional programming on pre- and post-release outcomes, prison misconduct, recidivism, post-release employment, and costs avoided through the prevention of crime.

The Processing and Treatment of Mentally Ill Persons in the Criminal Justice System: A Scan of Practice and Background Analysis

This background analysis examines how individuals with mental illness are processed and treated in the criminal justice system.

TIP 59: Improving Cultural Competence

This guide helps professional care providers and administrators understand the role of culture in the delivery of mental health and substance use services. It describes cultural competence and discusses racial, ethnic, and cultural considerations.

Interventions for Adult Offenders With Serious Mental Illness

This report is a great introduction to strategies for treating offenders with serious mental illness (i.e., schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, or major depression) in jails, prisons, forensic hospitals, or community reentry programs.

The Treatment of Persons with Mental Illness in Prisons and Jails: A State Survey

This report focuses on the problem of treating seriously mentally ill inmates who refuse treatment.


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