This publication from the Urban Institute and the Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati presents findings from an evaluation of programs funded through the Substance Use Disorder and Severe Mental Illness in the Criminal Justice System Initiative.
Mental Health Publications
Of people currently incarcerated in local jails and in state and federal prisons, 17 percent are estimated to have a serious mental illness. The lack of treatment and resources upon release, an inability to work, and few housing options can increase the likelihood of homelessness and recidivism.
This publication from the National Juvenile Justice Network summarizes the major changes to be expected in the provision of mental health services to youth under the Affordable Care Act.
This publication from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration provides data about key indicators of behavioral health problems including rates of serious mental illness, suicidal thoughts, substance abuse, underage drinking, and the percentages of those who seek treatment for these disorders.
Mental Health and Juvenile Justice presents community-based treatment interventions as an effective alternative to institutionalization.
This report from the National Association of Counties provides information on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and related issues at county jails. It discusses healthcare coverage eligibility and enrollment for qualified individuals held in county jails, as well as for individuals who are preparing to reenter the community.
This report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration presents the results from the 2012 National Survey on Drug and Health. It provides detailed tables of the national estimates on the prevalence of mental disorders and mental health service use among youth and adults.
This report from the Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities’ Center for Health and Justice (CHJ) provides the results of a national survey of criminal justice diversion programs, focusing on strategies and lessons learned for reducing recidivism, improving health interventions, and achieving public cost savings.
DART is based on data compiled by the City’s Criminal Justice Agency, which tracked re-arrests for roughly 230,000 adult defendants charged with crimes in New York City in 2009 for a year after their initial arrests.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has released its 2012 National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS) data and documentation files, which are available for download and online analysis.