Gender-specific participation and outcomes among jail diversion clients with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
Resource Type: Documents and Publications
Focus Population: People in Recovery from Substance Use, People with Criminal Justice System Involvement, People with Serious Mental Illness (SMI)
Topics: Criminal or Juvenile Justice System, Recovery from Mental Health or Substance Use Disorders, Suicide Prevention
This is a mixed methods study to examine the experiences among men and women with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders who are diverted to treatment. For both groups diversion led to a decrease in the risk of incarceration and increase in utilization of treatment services. Based on the interviews conducted with clinicians’ women and men face different challenges because of their positionality. The findings can support tailoring programs that understand and address Impact Justice 9 the unique risks and needs for both women and men involved in the criminal justice system.