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Best Practices for Increasing Access to SSI/SSDI upon Exiting Criminal Justice Settings

This report explains how SSI and SSDI programs can provide income and other benefits to just released persons with mental illness.

Lessons Learned through The Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati's Substance Use Disorder and Severe Mental Illness in the Criminal Justice System Initiative

The aim of this report is to present the findings of an evaluation of an initiative to improve the outcomes of justice-involved individuals with severe mental illnesses in the Greater Cincinnati area.

Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Colorado’s Continued Warehousing of Mentally Ill Prisoners in Solitary Confinement

This report examines past and continued use of solitary confinement by the Colorado Department of Corrections (CDOC) to manage mentally ill prisoners.

Guidelines for the Successful Transition of People with Behavioral Health Disorders from Jail and Prison

This report explains the Behavioral Health Framework--a coordinated approach to reducing recidivism and advancing recovery.

An Innovative Program Model for Mental Health Clinic Services for Correctional Reentry Populations: The Fortune Society’s Better Living Center

This article describes the program’s development, implementation, funding, four critical keys to success, and future directions.

PTSD, Trauma, and Comorbid Psychiatric Disorders in Detained Youth

This bulletin examines the results of the Northwestern Juvenile Project—a prospective longitudinal study of youth detained at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center in Chicago, IL.

Treatment Alternatives to Incarceration for People with Mental Health Needs in the Criminal Justice System: The Cost-Savings Implications

This research summary shows that appropriate treatment and access to community-based services reduce recidivism and costs.

Developing a Mental Health Court: An Interdisciplinary Curriculum

This curriculum explains how to plan and implement a mental health court coordinating criminal justice and behavioral health.

Statewide Law Enforcement/Mental Health Efforts: Strategies to Support and Sustain Local Initiatives

This report provides a description of how statewide efforts can be organized, and play a role in supporting SPRs within their borders.

Adults with Behavioral Health Needs Under Correctional Supervision: A Shared Framework for Reducing Recidivism and Promoting Recovery

This paper presents a shared framework for reducing recidivism and behavioral health problems among individuals under correctional control or supervision.

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