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ACEs in the Criminal Justice System

Discussion and sharing of resources in working with clients involved in the criminal justice system and how screening for and treating ACEs will lead to successful re-entry of prisoners into the community and reduced recidivism for former offenders.

Mental Health in Criminal Justice Resources

7 Common Characteristics of Juvenile Mental Health Courts

Source: Gains Center, SAMHSA

Description: Identifies seven common characteristics of Juvenile Mental Health Courts (JMHCs) as part of a National Institute of Justice – funded study, Assessing the Effectiveness of Juvenile Mental Health Courts as a Community Justice Strategy. These common characteristics are based on a national survey, stakeholder interviews, participant focus groups, parent/guardian focus groups, stakeholder focus groups, observations of status hearings, and extensive interviews with current participants and their guardians. These seven characteristics are applicable to any jurisdiction, regardless of size and available treatment services.



Adult Mental Health Treatment Court Database

Source: SAMHAS's Gains Center

Description: A comprehensive database to identify the existing mental health courts in the United States. As a living document, the information included in the database will be updated as needed. It includes: the location of each mental health court, the year established, target participants (e.g. felony, misdemeanor, violent/non), approximate annual enrollments (or total enrollments), and necessary contact information. This database was completed in December 2012, and is updated. Click on a state in a map of the U.S., and a list of all courts will appear, alphabetized by county. 



Evidence Based Practice (EBP) Fact Sheets for Behavioral and Mental Health of Justice-Involved Persons

Source: SAMHSA’s Gains Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation

Description: A list of briefs, fact sheets, webinars, and checklists useful for people working on mental health issues in criminal justice settings.



Mental Health Issues in Long-Term Solitary and “Supermax” Confinement

Source: Crime & Delinquency (Journal)

Description: An academic paper on the effects of solidary confinement.



PTSD, Trauma, and Comorbid Psychiatric Disorders in Detained Youth

Source: OJJDP

Description: Research article.



Telepsychiatry in Correctional Facilities: Using Technology to Improve Access and Decrease Costs of Mental Health Care in Underserved Populations

Source: The Permanente Journal

Link: https://www.thepermanentejourn...-telepsychiatry.html


Traumatic Brain Injury in the Criminal Justice Population

Source: The Council of State Governments – Justice Center

Description: This webinar discusses traumatic brain injury and the implications of its prevalence in the criminal justice system.



Working with Court‐Involved Military Families: The Effects of PTSD and Substance Abuse

Source: Children and Family Futures

Description: Power Point slides.

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