Category: mental illness

The Legislative Primer Series on Front End Justice: Mental Health

For people in the midst of a mental health crisis, the criminal justice system and jail are all too often the first or only available response—but not necessarily the best. Today, a person who is experiencing a mental health crisis is more likely to encounter law enforcement than they are to receive medical assistance. Local …

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Behavioral Health Conference to Showcase Best Practices

The Bismarck Tribune By Jack Dura In recent years, health professionals have seen a shift toward a new phrase: behavioral health. “It’s definitely a population where there are some that are strictly mental health issues and some that are substance use disorders, but the systems really overlap a lot,” said Kurt Snyder, executive director of the Heartview …

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New Resource Highlights How Psychiatrists Can Help Patients Who Have Serious Mental Illnesses Reduce Their Risk of Contact with the Justice System

The Judges and Psychiatrists Leadership Initiative (JPLI) released Supporting People with Serious Mental Illnesses and Reducing Their Risk of Contact with the Criminal Justice System, a primer developed for psychiatrists to better understand the principles of the Risk-Need-Responsivity (RNR) model and address the forensic needs of patients who have serious mental illnesses (SMIs) and a …

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Supporting People with Serious Mental Illnesses and Reducing Their Risk of Contact with the Criminal Justice System

The CSG Justice Center’s Judges and Psychiatrists Leadership Initiative (JPLI) released a primer developed with the support of the American Psychiatric Association Foundation (APAF). With input from leading clinical and forensic psychiatrists, Supporting People with Serious Mental Illnesses and Reducing Their Risk of Contact with the Criminal Justice System was written to help familiarize clinical …

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