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  • Effective Prison Mental Health Services: Guidelines to Expand and Improve Treatment

    "[H]istorical , legal, and ethical issues relevant to dealing with mental illness in the field of corrections" are discussed (p. iii).
  • Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting, July 11-13, 2004

    Contents of these proceedings include: meeting highlights; gangs in the 21st century; defining Network issues -- a discussion; identifying and mana
  • The Effects of Solitary Confinement: Commentary on One Year Longitudinal Study of the Psychological Effects of Administrative Segregation

    The author comments on research done by the Colorado Department of Corrections and the University of Colorado’s Department of Psychology concerning
  • Webinar Archive: Women Engaged in the Criminal Justice System

    This webinar “discussed the current research and best practices related to the successful management and treatment of women in the criminal justice
  • Opportunities for Information Sharing to Enhance Health and Public Safety Outcomes: A Report by the Criminal Justice and Health Collaboration Project, Version 1

    “This report was designed as a resource for the justice and health fields to: Identify the full range of beneficial information exchanges between t
  • Juvenile Justice System

    “Children who come to the attention of the juvenile justice system are a challenging and underserved population.
  • Bernalillo County Mental Health Clinic Case Study

    “Determining how to provide effective mental health treatment for youth involved in the juvenile justice system - and ensuring that it continues af
  • Building Bridges: LGBT Populations: A Dialogue on Advancing Opportunities for Recovery from Addictions and Mental Health Problems

    “[D]espite some recent advances in understanding and acceptance, LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender] individuals remain subject to the t
  • Confabulation in Correctional Settings: An Exploratory Review

    This article addresses a little understood issue in corrections-confabulation.
  • Juvenile Mental Health Treatment Court Locator (2017)

    Juvenile Mental Health Courts (JMHCs) provide case management and support to youth in the juvenile justice system with behavioral health needs.

  • Mental Health and the Juvenile Justice System: Issues Related to Treatment and Rehabilitation (2017)

    Children and youth with mental health issues and learning difficulties are common in the juvenile justice system and finding ways to effectively re

  • Youth in the Juvenile Justice System And Their Mental Health Needs (2016)

    Youth in Juvenile Hall are often at a critical crisis point.

  • A National Survey of Mental Health Screening and Assessment Practices in Juvenile Correctional Facilities (2017)

    Mental health screening and assessment is crucial within juvenile correctional facilities (JC).

  • Issue Brief: Mental Health and Juvenile Justice: A Review of Prevalence, Promising Practices, and Areas for Improvement (2017)

    This brief reviews the prevalence of mental health issues among youth in the juvenile justice system, including: 1) the types of disorders among yo

  • The Role of Mental Health and Specific Responsivity in Juvenile Justice Rehabilitation (2017)

    While mental health problems are generally not risk factors for criminal behavior according to the risk-needs-responsivity (RNR) framework of corre

  • Perceptions of Recidivism Among Incarcerated Youth: The Relationship Between Exposure to Childhood Trauma, Mental Health Status, and the Protective Effect of Mental Health Services in Juvenile Justice Settings (2017)

    This study examines the effects of mental health screening and service delivery on perceived future criminal justice interactions— arrest and incar

  • Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders (2018)

    Many juvenile justice systems across the country are overwhelmed by the number of young people suffering from behavioral health problems—meaning me

  • OJJDP MPG Literature Review: Intersection between Mental Health and the Juvenile Justice System (2017)

    This literature review will focus on the scope of mental health problems of at-risk and justice-involved youths; the impact of mental health on jus

  • Improving Responses to People Who Have Co-occurring Mental Illnesses and Substance Use Disorders in Jails (2020)

    People with co-occurring mental illnesses and substance use disorders—also known simply as co-occurring disorders—have complex needs that require i

  • Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5)

    The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) is the product of more than 10 years of effort by hundreds of international exper


    From police departments to courts of law, the CCBHC model provides a mechanism to coordinate, deliver - and often pay for - mental health and subst

  • Hampden County Meditation Program

    Through the Hampden County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) in Springfield, Massachusetts, hundreds of incarcerated people are learning how to manage stress