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Serving Mentally Ill Offenders : Challenges and Opportunites for Mental Health Professionals - Gerald Landsberg

Serving Mentally Ill Offenders

Challenges and Opportunites for Mental Health Professionals

By: Gerald Landsberg (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st January 2002
ISBN: 9780826115041
Number Of Pages: 368

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This comprehensive book addresses the complex issues associated with the criminalization of mentally ill offenders in the United States and the ways in which social workers and other mental health professionals can best channel their efforts to create better services and treatment.

Specialists in law enforcement, community-based mental health and outreach, the legal community, the corrections environment, and substance abuse providers present best practices and programs that offer rehabilitation alternatives to mentally ill offenders.

Unique to this volume is the perspective provided by key players of the criminal justice system including a judge, a prosecutor, an advocate, a defense attorney, and a mentally ill offender. The last section provides in-depth research into the challenges of placing the dually-diagnosed offender into alternative-to-incarceration programs.

Introductionp. 1
Jail/Prison Services for Incarcerated Populations
Lane County Adult Corrections Mental Health Services, Lane County, Oregonp. 25
Oswego Mental Health Forensic Mental Health Program, Oswego, New Yorkp. 35
Community-Based Diversion Programs
Overview: The Law Enforcement Response to Social Problems: Mental Health As a Case in Pointp. 47
The Development and Implementation of a Police/Mental Health Training Program in a Large Urban Environmentp. 51
The Memphis CIT Modelp. 59
The Birmingham Police Department Community Service Officer Unitp. 70
Criminal Justice Diversion of Individuals with Co-Occurring Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders: An Overviewp. 83
Jail Diversion in a Managed Care Environment: The Arizona Experiencep. 107
Friends of Island Academy: Providing Youth With Positive Opportunities After Jailp. 120
Broward's Mental Health Court: An Innovative Approach to the Mentally Disabled in the Criminal Justice Systemp. 128
Preventing Incarceration of Adults With Severe Mental Illness: Project Linkp. 133
New York City's System of Criminal Justice Mental Health Servicesp. 144
Serving Emotionally Disturbed Women
Overview: Working With Women in Jails: Developing A Gender-Based Network of Services for Strengthening Women and Their Familiesp. 159
Maryland's Programs for Incarcerated Women With Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Disordersp. 165
A Gender-Specific Intervention Model for Incarcerated Women; Women's V.O.I.C.E.S. (Validation Opportunity Inspiration Communication Empowerment Safety)p. 172
Serving the Victims of Mentally Ill Offenders
Elder-Abuse and Forensic Mentally Ill Abusersp. 193
Identifying and Addressing the Needs of Victims of Mentally Ill Offendersp. 215
Perspectives from the Legal System: Issues for Mental Health Professionals
A Judge's Perspectivep. 225
Social Workers as Advocates for Mentally Ill Criminal Defendants/Inmatesp. 229
Observations of a Criminal Defense Attorneyp. 246
Someone Had to Stop the Spinning: The Prosecutor's Role in an Unlikely Alliance Called "Mental Health Court"p. 258
A Personal Experiencep. 270
Implementing Kendra's Lawp. 274
Screening Instruments
A Review of Screening Instruments for Co-occurring Mental Illness and Substance Use in Criminal Justice Programsp. 289
Conclusionp. 338
Indexp. 343
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ISBN: 9780826115041
ISBN-10: 0826115047
Series: Springer Series on Family Violence
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 1st January 2002
Publisher: Springer Publishing Co Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.98 x 16.2  x 2.69
Weight (kg): 0.67