Longer-term impacts of mental health courts: Recidivism two years after exit
Source: Psychiatric Services Journal
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
Study looks at recidivism rate two years after disposition among individuals who went through mental health court (MCH) versus those that were eligible, but went through the “traditional” court process. The findings suggest that MHC participation can reduce recidivism for an extended time after individuals go through the court process.