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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.
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157 p.
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 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.
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