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Meeting the Challenge in Correctional Mental Health Care: The Prison Experience [Videoconference Held June 19, 2002]

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Information regarding cooperation between correctional agencies and mental health authorities to ensure continuity of care and adequate treatment for offenders with mental illness or mental health problems is provided. Participants will learn about: the scope of the problem concerning mental illness in prison; innovative program strategies and best practices; the value of early planning for community re-entry; and approaches for determining program efficacy.