Community Corrections in America: New Directions and Sounder Investments for Persons with Mental Illness and Codisorders

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Arthur J. Lurigio
DIANE Publishing, 1999 - 171 pages
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Report by the National Coalition for Mental and Substance Abuse Health Care in the Justice System, which has led the way in establishing a platform to address the mental health and co-disorders needs of adult and juvenile offenders, an increasing problem. This report proposes new directions for community corrections in handling persons with mental health and co-disorders at a time when some policy makers are pushing for more punitive sanctions for all offenders. It focuses specifically on addressing and improving the provision of mental health services to persons living in our communities being supervised by Community Corrections.

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