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Title: Annual Issue 1994: Mentally Ill Offenders in the Community
Corporate Author: LIS, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 107
Sponsoring Agency: LIS, Inc
Longmont, CO 80501
National Institute of Corrections
Washington, DC 20534
National Institute of Justice/
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Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Eight papers address various issues associated with the provision of effective services for mentally ill offenders supervised in the community.
Abstract: The first paper focuses on challenges for the future in serving mentally ill offenders in the community; it notes that fragmented services and poorly conceived treatment interventions can result in mentally ill persons receiving no services at all or receiving inappropriate treatment. Coordinated planning among probation, law enforcement and correctional personnel, mental health agencies, and social service providers can help meet the needs of all parties involved. A review of the research on effective service to mentally ill offenders considers the principles of effective intervention to reduce recidivism and the psychosocial rehabilitation for persons with mental illness; the research base also suggests recommendations for appropriate services for mentally disordered offenders. A paper on services for parolees with serious mental illness discusses barriers to obtaining community-based services, core principles for effective programming, New York's broad-based approach, and intensive case management for high-risk parolees. Other papers focus on a program to help mentally ill offenders develop greater self- reliance, a State-level approach to special needs offenders, a transitional living center, forensic case management services, and how to access Federal disability resources. Notes and references accompany some of the papers
Main Term(s): Corrections policies
Index Term(s): Mental health services; Mentally ill offenders; Parolees
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