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NCJ Number: 30987 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: EVALUATION OF THE TOLEDO COURT DIAGNOSTIC AND TREATMENT CENTER - AN EXPERIMENT IN COMMUNITY BASED FORENSIC PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES
Author(s): N J BERAN; H E ALLEN
Corporate Author: Ohio State University
Program for the Study of Crime and Delinquency
United States of America
Date Published: 1974
Page Count: 114
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Ohio Dept of Mental Health and Mental Retardation
Columbus, OH 43215
Ohio State University
Columbus, OH 43212
Contract Number: 2896-00-F4-72
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS REPORT DETAILS THE HISTORY, ORGANIZATION, AND OPERATIONS OF THE TOLEDO UNIT; THE CLIENTS SERVED; THEIR FOLLOW-UP STATUSES; AND THE COST-EFFECTIVENESS OF SERVICES RENDERED.
Abstract: THE REDUCTION IN REFERRALS TO THE LEWIS LEVELY STATE HOSPITAL (LSH) SINCE THE OPENING OF THE CENTER COUPLED WITH THE CASELOAD SIZE OF SIGNIFICANTLY GREATER PROPORTIONS THAN SERVED BY LSH PRIOR TO THE CENTER'S OPENING SHOW THAT THE COURT DIAGNOSTIC AND TREATMENT CENTER IS SUPPLEMENTING THE EVALUATION AND TREATMENT SERVICES OF LSH, LIGHTENING LSH'S CASELOAD, AND PREVENTING THE INSTITUTIONALIZATION OF SOME INDIVIDUALS AND THE RESULTANT NEGATIVE EFFECTS. COST-EFFECTIVENESS ANALYSES DEMONSTRATED THAT THE CDTC NEGATES A SIZABLE PROPORTION OF COSTS INCUMBENT UPON INSTITUTIONALIZATION AT LSH, AND FOLLOW-UP STUDIES INDICATED THAT THE CENTER'S RECIDIVISM RATES ARE BOTH LOWER AND LESS FREQUENTLY A MOVE TO A MORE SERIOUS OFFENSE. THE CENTER IS PERFORMING COMPETENCY/SANITY EVALUATIONS IN A SIGNIFICANTLY SHORTER SPAN OF TIME THAN THAT TYPICAL OF LSH, AND THE PERIOD BETWEEN CENTER RELEASE AND COURT DISPOSITION IS ALSO MUCH SHORTER. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT)
Index Term(s): Cost effectiveness analysis; Court clinics; Crime specific countermeasures; Diagnostic and reception processing; Evaluation; Halfway houses; Mental disorders; Offender classification; Ohio; Psychiatric services; Testing and measurement
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