This policy brief discusses research suggesting that military deployment leads to distress and mental health problems in parents and, in turn, is associated with elevated rates of similar social-emotional problems in their children.
Mental Health Publications
With funding from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance, the American Probation and Parole Association is offering these two free online training courses related to building and improving partnerships.
This report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provides policymakers with essential information on expenditures for mental health and substance abuse treatment services, sources of financing, and trends over time.
On December 5, 2012, the Committee on Law and Justice of the National Research Council (NRC) and the Board on Health and Select Populations of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) sponsored a workshop on health and incarceration that brought together […]
This report from the Federal Partners Committee on Women and Trauma was developed with support from SAMHSA’s National Center for Trauma-Informed Care, and it reflects the commitment of more than three dozen federal agencies and offices to implementing gender-responsive, trauma-informed approaches.
This web-based dynamic analysis tool, from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics, allows you to examine National Prisoner Statistics (NPS) on individuals under the jurisdiction of both federal and state correctional authorities. Tables of numbers and rates […]
This conference report, from the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, presents a thorough examination of the racial and ethnic disparities in America’s criminal justice system and concrete ways to overcome them. Held in October 2012, the conference facilitated open […]
This report, from Policy Research Associates, is a broad blueprint for communities planning or evaluating a juvenile mental health court (JMHC). Funded by the National Institute of Justice, the report is based on a national survey of all JMHCs in the U.S., site visits, stakeholder interviews, observations of court proceedings, and focus groups, and extensive interviews with participants and their guardians.
In this paper, Community Oriented Correctional Health Services discusses jail management systems, jail health systems, and community health systems, and describes a framework for how the three systems can collect and communicate health care data about individuals involved with the criminal justice system.
The website includes a wide range of materials, including a toolkit for designing information-sharing initiatives, an extensive resource library, policy briefs, legal memos, templates, and webinars. The materials are designed for diverse audiences and jurisdictions. These resources will offer guidance on the type of data exchanges that are legally permissible, outline their potential ethical pitfalls, and highlight promising practices that maximize benefits to clients while reducing costs.