Resource Package on Offenders with Mental and/or Substance Use Disorders

NationalParoleResourceCentersquareThe National Parole Resource Center (NPRC) recently released the Resource Package on Offenders with Mental Illnesses and/or Substance Use Disorders. This resource provides an introduction to some of the challenges paroling authority members face when serving individuals with mental illnesses and/or substance use disorders, along with a summary of the latest research and strategic thinking in the field.

Topics addressed in the resource package include: (1) information on multiple topics related to individuals who are involved with the criminal justice system and have mental or substance use disorders; (2) the Criminogenic Risk and Behavioral Health Needs Framework, developed by the Council of State Governments Justice Center in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance and the National Institute of Corrections; and (3) ten practice targets for paroling authorities, including using institutional and community resources to address the needs of individuals assessed as having a medium- or high-risk of recidivism.

To learn more about the resource package, click here.