Meeting the needs of justice-involved people with serious mental illness within community behavioral health systems
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
The authors suggest that an integrated community-based behavioral health system can play a pivotal role in coordinating and integrating services for justice involved people with Serious Mental Illnesses (SMI). The goal is to expand the Impact Justice 10 continuum of services available within the behavioral health system to meet people where they are at. A collaborative approach between law enforcement and behavioral health services can help reduce the replication of similar services.