Principles and Practice in Housing for Persons with Mental Illness Who Have Had Contact with the Justice System
Source: Urban Institute
Resource Type: Website or Webpage Article
Focus Population: People with Criminal Justice System Involvement, People with Serious Mental Illness (SMI)
Topics: Criminal or Juvenile Justice System, Homelessness, Housing Support
This report discusses housing options for persons with mental illness who have had contact with the criminal justice system. While several housing models exist to serve this population, there is little evaluation research from which to draw conclusions about what works. To create a foundation from which to examine promising practices, the report presents a continuum of housing options and explores the common characteristics and elements among housing models. It also discusses the variety of “reentry” points after individual contact with the justice system and reflects on how the type of reentry may influence opportunities for and success in housing.