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NCJ Number: 66890 Find in a Library
Title: STANDARDS FOR PSYCHOLOGY SERVICES IN ADULT JAILS AND PRISONS - AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF CORRECTIONAL PSYCHOLOGISTS
Journal: CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND BEHAVIOR  Volume:7  Issue:1  Dated:(MARCH 1980)  Pages:81-127
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Sage Publications, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 47
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Language: English
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Annotation: THESE STANDARDS ESTABLISH THE MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE LIMITS FOR PSYCHOLOGY SERVICES IN JAILS AND PRISONS; THEY APPLY EQUALLY TO INDIVIDUAL INSTITUTION POLICY AS WELL AS TO SYSTEMWIDE POLICIES.
Abstract: THE STANDARDS WERE DEVELOPED BY THE AMERICAN ASSOCIAION OF CORRECTIONAL PSYCHOLOGISTS. EACH STANDARD IS FOLLOWED BY A DISCUSSION INCLUDING, IF NEEDED, AN EXAMPLE OF COMPLIANCE AND/OR NONCOMPLIANCE. ADDITIONALLY, EACH STANDARD HAS BEEN CATEGORIZED INTO ONE OF TWO CLASSIFICATIONS, ESSENTIAL OR IMPORTANT. FINALLY, EACH STANDARD HAS BEEN PLACED INTO ONE OF TWO GENERAL GROUPS: STANDARDS WHICH ARE SPECIFIC FOR PSYCHOLOGY SERVICES AND THOSE WHICH, WITH A MINOR CHANGE IN LANGUAGE, WOULD BE APPLICABLE TO AN OVERALL SET OF GENERAL MENTAL HEALTH STANDARDS. THE GUIDING PRINCIPLE IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THESE PSYCHOLOGY SERVICE STANDARDS IS TO IMPROVE THE ACCESSIBILITY, QUALITY, AND EFFECTIVENESS OF MENTAL HEALTH CARE FOR ALL INMATES WHO REQUIRE OR MAY BENEFIT FROM IT. STANDARDS COVER THE AREAS OF ADMINISTRATION, STAFFING AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, ETHICAL AND LEGAL ISSUES, PROGRAMS, ACCESS TO PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES PROGRAMS, SCREENING AND EVALUATION, INMATE TREATMENT AND MANAGEMENT, CONSULTATION, AND INSERVICE TRAINING. THEY ALSO INCLUDE FACTORS SUCH AS VOLUNTEERS AND OTHER RELATED PROGRAMS. REFERENCES AND AN INDEX ARE PROVIDED. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED--PRG)
Index Term(s): Correctional facilities; Mental health services; Psychology; Standards; United States of America
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