Community-based Behavioral Health Services for Justice-involved Individuals
Source: CASAT OnDemand
Resource Type: Website or Webpage Article
Focus Population: Behavioral Health Leaders, People with Criminal Justice System Involvement, People with Serious Mental Illness (SMI)
Topics: Criminal or Juvenile Justice System, Psychiatric or Mental Health Stabilization, Recovery from Mental Health or Substance Use Disorders
Traditional efforts in treatment for mental illness and substance use disorder for justice-involved individuals has been concentrated on providing tools and training for criminal justice professionals and was expensive and ineffective. Re-focusing on providing knowledge, skills, and training about justice-involved individuals to behavioral health providers helps them to provide community-based services to this population effectively and at reduced cost.