He cites his concerns garnered over the past few decades: the increased complexity of criminal justice and mental health
; the ever-burgeoning prison population that begs for innovation; an over-reliance on criminal statistics as an index of crime; the increasing privatization of criminal justice provisions, such as probation and prison services; quick-fix legislation; an inability to tolerate risk in an increasingly risk-averse and risk-obsessed society; an increasing tendency to medicalize problems of living as evidenced by some of the provisions in the latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5).
Moustafavirad and others in a study named "predicting mental health by studying the variables of organizational justice and working life quality" showed that there is appositive and significant relationship between organizational justice and mental health
and procedural justice is the best predictor of job satisfaction.
The Justice Center reports inform professionals working in the criminal justice and mental health
systems of best practices and provide tools and instructions to help communities implement diversion programs and mental health courts.
CIT programs enhance community collaboration, develop effective infrastructure and provide outstanding training to improve criminal justice and mental health
system response to individuals with mental health issues.
We fund some of these through the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Justice and Mental Health
Collaboration Program, and we will have $12 million for mental health courts this fiscal year.
This book provides a concise introduction to key concepts in forensic mental health and outlines the discipline's relationship to the broader context of criminal justice and mental health
care systems in England and Wales.
In 2005, the Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Act funded a range of related programs under a Justice and Mental Health
For professionals, policy makers, and students in the areas of juvenile justice and mental health
, this book should be required reading.
Reflecting the insights of a bipartisan group of 100 leading criminal justice and mental health
policymakers and practitioners, this report addresses the entire criminal justice continuum--contact with law enforcement; pretrial issues, adjudication, and sentencing; and incarceration and reentry.
Results found several reoccurring themes in the historical legacies of the juvenile justice and mental health
The Council of State Governments responded to the situation by undertaking a national, two-year effort to develop recommendations that local, state and federal policy-makers and criminal justice and mental health
professionals could use to "improve the criminal justice response to people with mental illness." The landmark Criminal Justice and Mental Health
Consensus Project Report, which was co-authored by well-known criminal justice and mental health
organizations, recommended the following: Any correctional staff who regularly interact with inmates with mental health disorders should receive basic training about supervising these offenders.
Her legislation, if enacted, would fund a Criminal Justice and Mental Health
Reinvestment Grant Program to provide community investment grants for planning, changing or starting up diversion programs.