The Right Interventions: What Works to Reduce Recidivism for Individuals with Mental Illnesses

May 14, 2013

This presentation was delivered at the 2013 JMHCP National Training and Technical Assistance Event. Practitioners face a number of challenges to reducing the prevalence of mental illnesses in criminal justice settings. Fortunately, there is a growing body of research that identifies practices associated with both positive public health and public safety outcomes. This plenary presented an overview of evidence-based practices and described the application of these practices to justice-involved individuals with mental illnesses.

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David D'Amora
Senior Policy Advisor, State Initiatives
David D’Amora advises on risk and needs assessment, correctional programming, and the intersection of behavioral health and criminogenic needs. Prior to joining the CSG Justice Center, David worked in the criminal justice and behavioral health fields for more than 30
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years. This included serving as the vice president of agency programs for a community-based agency providing multiple types of correctional and behavioral health treatment to formerly incarcerated people under community supervision. David was also a clinician at Somers State Prison and Meriden-Wallingford Hospital in Connecticut as well as a consultant with a national criminal justice technical assistance provider. A licensed professional counselor and certified forensic counselor, David earned his BA from Franklin College and his MS at Butler University.
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