Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Tools to help?

The Mentally Ill and the Criminal Justice System: A Review of Programs (Paul W. Spaite and Mark S. Davis, June 2005) offers an overview of tools that have emerged to deal with mentally ill people in the community – like Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) and mental health courts.

The authors note that one of their goals is to “persuade communities that have not yet adopted programs to deal with their difficult-to-treat population, to do so.” [In fact, author Paul W. Spaite would like to hear from anyone who knows of similar activities.]

Many are trying ...

Because something must be done ...

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