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Diverting Youth at Probation Intake: The Front-End Diversion Initiative

This brief covers the FEDI effort in Texas to divert youth with suspected mental health needs away from juvenile justice processing.

The Processing and Treatment of Mentally Ill Persons in the Criminal Justice System: A Scan of Practice and Background Analysis

This background analysis examines how individuals with mental illness are processed and treated in the criminal justice system.

Envisioning the Next Generation of Behavioral Health and Criminal Justice Interventions

Prisoner Reentry, Parole Violations, and the Persistence of the Surveillance State This dissertation examines how parole revocation impacts offenders' abilities to successfully reenter their communities.

Correctional Officers and the Incarcerated Mentally Ill: Responses to Psychiatric Illness in Prison

This article discusses values and social structures impact correctional officer's discretionary responses concerning mentally ill inmates.

How Often and How Consistently do Symptoms Directly Precede Criminal Behavior Among Offenders With Mental Illness?

This article examines the relationship between criminal activity and the influence on it over time by mental illness.

From Recidivism to Recovery: The Case for Peer Support in Texas Correctional Facilities

This paper explores the use of mental health peer support services for inmates with mental illness during the re-entry process.               

Co-occurring Disorders Among Youth in Juvenile Justice

A collection of infographics present the activity of the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) over Fiscal Year 2013.

Mental Health Screening in Juvenile Justice Settings

This website provides an overview of screening and an excellent guide describing a four phases, ten-step process.

TIP 59: Improving Cultural Competence

This guide helps professional care providers and administrators understand the role of culture in the delivery of mental health and substance use services. It describes cultural competence and discusses racial, ethnic, and cultural considerations.

Justifiable Homicides by Law Enforcement Officers: What is the Role of Mental Illness?

This report examines the available information about justifiable homicides involving the transfer of responsibility for mentally ill individuals.


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