People with co-occurring mental illnesses and substance use disorders—also known simply as co-occurring disorders—have complex needs that require integrated responses across jails and behavioral health systems.
Improving Responses to People Who Have Co-occurring Mental Illnesses and Substance Use Disorders in Jails (2020)
A webinar presented by the National Institute of Corrections (NIC). Mindfulness can help increase your self-awareness, decrease tension within you and your team, improve your concentration, and ultimately improve your team's health and workplace satisfaction.
This National Guidelines for Behavioral Health Crisis Care Best Practice Toolkit(National Guidelines For Crisis Care) responds to SAMHSA’s mission by providing science-based, real-world tested best-practice guidance to the behavioral health field. The Toolkit Reflects Careful consid
Chaplain Aroons Seeda provides a self-guided meditation that can be used for staff, inmates or the general public. This guide supports the user through various types of mindfulness meditation, stress reduction and prevention with the following sections:
2. Single Breath
3. Whole Body
4. Energy Release
5. Resting Peace Point
6. Self Compassion
8. Play All
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 justice involvement as well as the impact of justice involvement on mental health; disparities in mental health treatment in the juvenile justice system;
Many juvenile justice systems across the country are overwhelmed by the number of young people suffering from behavioral health problems—meaning mental health disorders, substance use problems, or both.
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 incarceration—among adjudicated youth … housed in correctional facilities … Significant relationships between traumatic events and mental health problems w
While mental health problems are generally not risk factors for criminal behavior according to the risk-needs-responsivity (RNR) framework of correctional psychology practice, prevalence rates are very high and RNR principles suggest that mental health as a responsivity variable may moderate the
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 youth across juvenile justice settings, 2) the rates of adversity and trauma among these youth, and 3) the impact of these disorders on the system.
Implications of Sentencing Reform on Mental Health Symptoms in the Declining Juvenile Justice Populations (2017)
This study examines the mental health needs of a detained juvenile justice population within the context of legislative reform to better identify targets of treatment to meet these changing needs.