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Envisioning the next generation of behavioral health and criminal justice interventions.

Epperson MW, Wolff N, Morgan RD, Fisher WH, Frueh BC, Huening J (2014) Int J Law Psychiatry. 37(5) 427-38 2014 Elsevier Ltd

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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.