Behavioral Health Framework

On September 27, 2012, the CSG Justice Center released Adults with Behavioral Health Needs under Correctional Supervision: A Shared Framework for Reducing Recidivism and Promoting Recovery. The report is written for policymakers, administrators, and service providers committed to improving outcomes for the large number of adults with mental health and substance use disorders that cycle through the criminal justice system. It introduces an evidence-based framework for prioritizing scarce resources based on assessments of individuals’ risk of committing a future crime and their treatment and support needs. The report also outlines the principles and practices of the substance abuse, mental health, and corrections systems and proposes a structure for state and local agencies to build collaborative responses.

The report was supported by the U.S. Justice Department’s National Institute of Corrections (NIC) and Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), and by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). It was developed in partnership with the

Click here to download the report.

The National Reentry Resource Center’s web-based tool on Collaborative Comprehensive Case Plans demonstrates how to implement these concepts so that criminal justice and behavioral health professionals can better integrate critical behavioral health and criminogenic risk and needs information into comprehensive case plans.

Click here to download a summary of the report.
Click here to download the FAQ.