Envisioning the next generation of behavioral health and criminal justice interventions

Matthew W. Epperson, Nancy Wolff, Robert D. Morgan, William H. Fisher, B. Christopher Frueh, Jessica Huening

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to cast a vision for the next generation of behavioral health and criminal justice interventions for persons with serious mental illnesses in the criminal justice system. The limitations of first generation interventions, including their primary focus on mental health treatment connection, are discussed. A person-place framework for understanding the complex factors that contribute to criminal justice involvement for this population is presented. We discuss practice and research recommendations for building more effective interventions to address both criminal justice and mental health outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)427-438
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Law and Psychiatry
Volume37
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2014

Keywords

  • Behavioral health
  • Criminal justice
  • Intervention
  • Serious mental illnesses

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