Co-Occurring Disorders in Criminal Justice Settings
Studies show that almost three-quarters of jail inmates with mental disorders have a co-occurring substance use disorder. Justice-involved individuals with co-occurring disorders often have complex social and behavioral health needs. Much is known about what works for providing effective services for individuals with co-occurring disorders in criminal justice settings.
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- Integrated Care
- Creating an Effective Workforce
- Evidence-based and Promising Practices
- Financing Options
- Using Data
Resources and Links
Integrating Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services for Justice-Involved Persons with Co-Occurring Disorders
This resource reviews the need for integrated treatment for co-occurring disorders in the justice system. It provides recommendations for action at different points in the criminal justice system.
Discusses the treatment of co-occurring disorders in settings outside substance abuse and mental health systems. Describes how primary health care, law enforcement, criminal justice, and social welfare settings can provide screening and referral to treatment.