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NCJ Number: 48674 Find in a Library
Title: MENTAL HEALTH CENTERS AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
Journal: HOSPITAL AND COMMUNITY PSYCHIATRY  Volume:27  Issue:10  Dated:(OCTOBER 1976)  Pages:716-719
Author(s): H C MODLIN; L PORTER; R E BENSON
Corporate Author: American Psychiatric Assoc
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: American Psychiatric Assoc
Arlington, VA 22209
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A SURVEY OF 26 COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CENTERS IN KANSAS, UNDERTAKEN TO ASSESS THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF THE CENTERS TO RESOLUTION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROBLEMS, IS DOCUMENTED.
Abstract: THE SURVEY EMPLOYED QUESTIONNAIRES, INTERVIEWS, AND SITE VISITS TO EVALUATE 21 RURAL AND 5 URBAN CENTERS. FINDINGS ARE SUMMARIZED RELATIVE TO THE CENTERS' CONSULTATION WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ABOUT CASES, PARTICIPATION IN IN TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR OFFICERS, AND CONSULTATION WITH POLICE OFFICIALS ON PERSONNEL PROGRAM, AND POLICY ISSUES, THE SURVEY FOUND THAT IN ALL LARGE COMMUNITIES SOME RECIPROCAL PROGRAMS HAVE DEVELOPED BETWEEN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEMS BUT THAT MEANINGFUL COLLABORATION IS RARE IN SMALL COMMUNITIES. JUVENILE COURTS, URBAN LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES, AND COUNTY PROBATION OFFICERS ARE THE COMPONENTS OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM THAT APPEAR TO BE MOST RECEPTIVE TO COLLABORATION WITH THE MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM. THE LEAST APPROACHABLE ARE RURAL LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL AND STATE PAROLE OFFICERS. THREE BASIC CONDITIONS APPEAR TO ACCOUNT FOR THE SUCCESS OF EFFECTIVE COLLABORATIVE PROGRAMS: AN URBAN COMMUNITY SETTING; INDIVIDUAL INITIATIVE BY STAFF MEMBERS FROM EACH SYSTEM; AND LOCATION (PHYSICAL AND FUNCTIONAL) OF THE PROGRAM WITHIN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. NO TABULAR DATA ARE PROVIDED. (LKM)
Index Term(s): Interagency cooperation; Kansas; Mental health; Mental health services; Police social services; Probation or parole agencies; Surveys
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