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Interventions for Adult Offenders With Serious Mental Illness

This report is a great introduction to strategies for treating offenders with serious mental illness (i.e., schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, or major depression) in jails, prisons, forensic hospitals, or community reentry programs.

Entombed: Isolation in the US Federal Prison System

This report describes Amnesty International’s concerns about conditions of severe isolation at the United States Penitentiary, Administrative Maximum facility in Colorado. It also examines conditions in Special Management Units and Security Housing Units operated at other federal prison facilities.

Implementing Evidence-Based Practices

This is a resource which was featured on the previous Collaborative for Change website. The Collaborative for Change website has been retired but we have housed this resource as a PDF document. The document will remain as is and is no longer being updated as of September 2016.

Functional Impairment in Delinquent Youth

This study explains why agencies must invest in programming to give justice-involved youth a chance to experience productive and healthy life.

Forensic Assertive Community Treatment: Updating the Evidence

This brief provides a great introduction to forensic assertive community treatment (FACT).

Supported Employment for Justice-Involved People with Mental Illness

This publication covers the IPS Model of Supported Employment for justice-involved people.

Bernalillo County Mental Health Clinic Case Study

This report examines how one jurisdiction, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, has taken extraordinary steps to address this challenge by ensuring Medicaid eligibility for detained youth and establishing a licensed, free-standing community mental health clinic adjacent to it detention facility.

Reducing Criminal Recidivism for Justice-Involved Persons with Mental Illness: Risk/Needs/Responsivity and Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions

In this document, we [the authors] review the leading offender recidivism–targeted intervention paradigm: Risk/Needs/Responsivity (RNR) …

Transition Age Youth With Mental Health Challenges in the Juvenile Justice System

This publication supports the planning and implementation of effective services, policies, and practices that improve outcomes for young adults of transition age who are involved in or at risk of involvement with the juvenile justice system as well as their families.

The Treatment of Persons with Mental Illness in Prisons and Jails: A State Survey

This report focuses on the problem of treating seriously mentally ill inmates who refuse treatment.


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