Problem-solving justice and problem-solving courts: what Northern Ireland can learn from the US experience of mental health courts
Source: Irish Probation 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
This paper describes the current developments in problem-solving justice in Northern Ireland, it outlines the approaches taken in the U.S. and how these can be implemented successfully in Ireland. It ultimately claims that problem solving courts have been successful in offering alternatives to incarceration for individuals who are vulnerable.