Reducing Criminal Recidivism for Justice-Involved Persons with Mental Illness: Risk/Needs/Responsivity and Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions
Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Gains Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation
Resource Type: Documents and Publications
Focus Population: People with Criminal Justice System Involvement, People with Serious Mental Illness (SMI)
Topics: Criminal or Juvenile Justice System, Mental Health Treatment
Published by the GAINS Center, this brief reviews the evidence on the use of cognitive-behavioral therapies within the RNR principle, a common framework for criminal justice case planning; the focus is on “criminal thinking,” a common “criminogenic factor” used in risk and needs assessments.