offenders with mental illness

As part of Perspectives, the Journal of the America Probation and Parole Association, Jennifer Eno Louden, Rebekah Adair and Jennifer L. Skeem discuss myths regarding people with mental illness and provide guidelines for best practices in a community correctional context in "Moving Past the Myths: Research- Informed Practices for Supervising Clients with Serious Mental Illness".  

The Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) awarded John Petrila (Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute) and Jennifer Skeem (UC Berkeley) a grant to evaluate a system-wide transformation in Dallas County, Texas that will provide targeted services to justice-involved people with mental illness.  The focus is on “super-utilizers” who cycle frequently among emergency rooms, hospitals, and jails—with a staggering human and fiscal toll.

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