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NCJ Number: 252108 Find in a Library
Title: Unpacking the Relationship Between Probationers With Serious Mental Illnesses and Probation Officers: A Mixed-Methods Examination
Journal: Journal of Offender Rehabilitation  Volume:56  Issue:3  Dated:2017  Pages:188-216
Author(s): Matthew W. Epperson; Julian G. Thompson; Arthur J. Lurigio; Soyeon Kim
Date Published: 2017
Page Count: 29
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2010-IJ-CX-0033
Document: HTML
Type: Program/Project Description; Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Study/Research); Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined the relationship between a sample of 98 probationers with serious mental illnesses (SMI) and probation staff in three programs: mental health court, specialized mental health probation, and standard probation.
Abstract: Overall, findings show the importance of relational experiences in the context of probation supervision for people with SMI. Probationers in the mental health court rated the quality of their relationships with probation officers higher than did those in standard probation. Qualitative analyses highlight caring as a bedrock relational factor upon which other relationship dimensions rest. Also important was support in developing and maintaining therapeutic relationships. (Publisher abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Mental Health Courts
Index Term(s): Mentally ill offenders; NIJ grant-related documents; NIJ Resources; Probation effectiveness; Probation officer attitudes; Probation or parole officers; Probation or parole services
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