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Title: Effectively Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Jail Detainees
Corporate Author: National Coalition for The Mentally Ill in The Criminal Justice System
United States of America
Editor(s): H J Steadman
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 142
Sponsoring Agency: National Coalition for The Mentally Ill in The Criminal Justice System
Seattle, WA 98109
National Institute of Justice/
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Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This monograph is based on a conference which reviewed major research findings in key areas related to the position of mentally ill persons in the criminal justice system.
Abstract: The guiding framework for the conference was based on four major assumptions: that mentally ill persons in jail are a community problem, that jails are part of the community, that mentally ill misdemeanants should generally be diverted into appropriate mental health treatment services, and that mentally ill felons have a right to essential mental health evaluation and treatment services. Following an introductory chapter, the monograph addresses issues related to the police handling of mentally ill offenders in terms of style, strategy, and implications. The three subsequent chapters cover issues in admitting and booking mentally ill offenders in local jails, managing jail-based mental health services, and linking mentally ill offenders to community mental health services. The final chapter contains policy recommendations vis-a-vis these four areas. Chapter references and 3 appendixes
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Crime prevention planning; Jail management; Mentally ill inmates; Offender mental health services
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