Abstract - The Next Generation of Behavioral Health and Criminal Justice Interventions: Improving Outcomes by Improving Interventions

Abstract - The Next Generation of Behavioral Health and Criminal Justice Interventions: Improving Outcomes by Improving Interventions

This monograph describes what we characterize as "first generation" mental health and criminal justice interventions aimed at linking criminal justice-involved persons with serious mental illnesses to mental health services. We then suggest ways in which we can build and improve upon first generation interventions and develop the "next generation" of behavioral health and criminal justice interventions -- interventions that better address the multiple and complex needs of persons with serious mental illnesses who are at risk of criminal justice involvement.