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NCJ Number: NCJ 242126     Find in a Library
Title: Promising Practices Guide: Supporting the Recovery of Justice-Involved Consumers
  Document URL: PDF 
Corporate Author: Policy Research Associates
United States of America
Date Published: 2012
Page Count: 18
  Annotation: This document, part 3 of a 3-part series, is a guide to promising practices aimed at supporting the recovery of justice-involved individuals.
Abstract: This document, developed by the National Alliance on Mental Illness, describes promising practices and approaches from across the United States that have been identified as aiding the recovery process for justice-involved individuals. These evidence-based practices and approaches are designed to balance public safety interests with the desire to expose justice-involved individuals to services that promote recovery, self-determination, and peer support. The promising practices discussed in the guide include peer support/peer-delivered services; reentry planning and community reintegration; and model reentry programs. Promising approaches used in treating justice-involved individuals include assertive community treatment, cognitive behavioral therapy, and illness management and recovery. Because justice-involved individuals often have high rates of trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder, trauma-informed care and trauma-specific services are essential to the recovery of these individuals. Additional ways to aid the recovery of justice-involved individuals include supported housing, supported employment, and family reunification. This guide highlights how providing justice-involved individuals with access to services that can help them break the cycle of illness, relapse, and involvement with the criminal justice system can empower them to address the causes of their involvement with the criminal justice system and create opportunities for them to become more involved in all aspects of community life.
Main Term(s): Mentally ill offenders
Index Term(s): Mental disorders ; Mental health ; Treatment ; Mental health services ; Offender mental health services ; Inmate treatment ; Treatment techniques ; Reentry
Sponsoring Agency: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Admin (SAMHSA)
US Dept of Health and Human Services
United States of America

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
United States of America
Sale Source: National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
3803 N. Fairfax Dr., Suite 100
Arlington, VA 22203
United States of America
Type: Best Practice/State-of-the-Art Review
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: See NCJ-242125 for Part 2
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