Category: Mental Health Court

Outagamie Mental Health Court Celebrates Six Years of Cross-System Collaboration Benefitting Participants, Community

By Elizabeth Fleming and Ashleigh Fryer, CSG Justice Center staff By the time Beth was sentenced to one month in the Outagamie County (WI) Jail in January 2016, she had been cycling in and out of the system for more than 12 years. Most of her charges over the years related to shoplifting, fraud, and …

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Justice for All: National Association of Drug Court Professionals Annual Training Conference

The 2018 National Association of Drug Court Professionals conference will provide training on critical topics affecting family, youth, tribal, drug, DWI, mental health, and veterans treatment courts. Representatives from the Judges’ and Psychiatrists’ Leadership Initiative and the Criminal Justice/Mental Health Learning Sites will present at the conference along with Criminal Justice/Mental Health Learning Sites, and CSG …

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Mental Health Court Could Lower Recidivism, Cut Costs

Las Cruces Sun-News By Carlos Andres López Establishing a mental health court in Doña Ana County in New Mexico officials say, would help get into treatment people who commit crimes because of underlying mental health conditions. It could also reduce recidivism and cut incarceration costs. So-called mental health courts serve as jail-diversionary mechanisms and have been …

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New Florida Tech Study Finds Mental Health Court Curbs Recidivism

Florida Institute of Technology A new study from Florida Institute of Technology has found that criminal defendants who graduated from mental health court demonstrated substantially reduced re-arrest rates a full three years following their release, the longest period of post-program behavior examined in a published study involving mental health courts and the clearest indicator yet …

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Advancing Justice: National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) Annual Training Conference

This year’s NADCP conference will offer over 30 tracks and hundreds of sessions, and provide training on critical topics affecting family, youth, tribal, drug, DWI, mental health, and veterans treatment courts. The Judges’ and Psychiatrists’ Leadership Initiative will provide a training at the conference, and CSG Justice Center staff will facilitate the Mental Health and …

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