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Jail Inmates with Mental Illness: A Community Problem [Videoconference Held April 17, 2002]

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This videoconference addresses issues faced by jails that must deal with increasing numbers of inmates with serious mental illnesses. Topics discussed include:

  • Essential jail-based service components for mentally ill inmates;
  • Creative approaches to meet the service needs of the mentally ill;
  • Identification of potential resources that can be used in the management of this special population;
  • Mental health courts;
  • And how to maintain continuity of care.