The report was supported by the U.S. Justice Department’s National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Links to an external site.) and Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), (Links to an external site.) and by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). (Links to an external site.) It was developed in partnership with the
- Association of State Correctional Administrators, (Links to an external site.)
- National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors, (Links to an external site.)
- National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors, (Links to an external site.)
- American Probation and Parole Association, (Links to an external site.) and other organizations and national experts.
This is one of the most thorough analyzes I have seen of the problem of mental illness in the correctional system. If you get a minute, I encourage everyone to browse through the report. The core of the report is the the recommended framework (pp. 29-45) for treating inmates. What are your thoughts about the proposed framework? Do you think the proposed framework would help in the treatment of mentally ill offenders in prison and reduced recidivism once released? What challenges do you see?
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