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Serving People from Arrest to Reintegration

Guidelines for the Successful Transition of People with Behavioral Health Disorders from Jail and Prison

  • Organization: Justice Center: Council of State Governments
  • Document Type: Brief/Motion Papers
  • Date Created: Monday, December 16, 2013
  • Submitted: Monday, December 16, 2013
  • Attachment(s): LINK

Developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation in collaboration with the Council of State Governments Justice Center and the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the guidelines promote the criminal justice partnerships that are necessary to develop successful approaches for identifying individuals in need of services, determining what services those individuals need, and addressing these needs during transition from incarceration to community-based treatment and supervision. Written for criminal justice and behavioral health administrators and practitioners, the guidelines incorporate the principles outlined in Adults with Behavioral Health Needs under Correctional Supervision: A Shared Framework for Reducing Recidivism and Promoting Recovery; A Best Practice Approach to Community Reentry from Jail for Inmates with Co-occurring Disorders: The APIC Model; and evidence-based practices and programs (many of which can be found in the What Works in Reentry Clearinghouse).

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