Addressing Co-occurring Disorders in Adult Court-Based Programs
Source: The Council of State Governments Justice Center
Resource Type: Online Courses
Focus Population: People with Criminal Justice System Involvement, People with Serious Mental Illness (SMI)
Topics: Criminal or Juvenile Justice System, Mental Health Treatment, Recovery from Mental Health or Substance Use Disorders
This webinar provides an overview of how court-based programs (e.g., problem-solving courts) can effectively address the needs of participants with both mental health and substance use disorders. Roger Peters, PhD, one of the nation’s leading experts on this issue, discusses what court-based programs can do to ensure the success of participants with co-occurring disorders, including refining eligibility considerations, implementing screening and assessment, connecting participants with evidence-based treatment, and making enhancements to treatment and supervision strategies. The webinar concludes with a Q & A session in which Dr. Peters answers questions from webinar attendees.