The purpose of this issue brief from U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation is to highlight the importance of health insurance coverage for criminal justice involved individuals, particularly the importance of the expansion in Medicaid coverage made available through the Affordable Care Act
Mental Health Publications
This guidance from the U.S. Department of Public Health and Human Services updates decades-old policy and clarifies that individuals who are currently on probation, parole or in home confinement are not considered inmates of a public institution.
This resource guide from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration provides reentry information for behavioral health providers, criminal justice practitioners, people returning home from incarceration, and state and local policymakers.
In this article from the Spring 2016 edition of Executive Exchange, Linda Brady recounts the justice reinvestment process in Indiana, which has involved overhauling the state’s criminal code over the course of several years, appropriating $55 million in funding for grant programs for technology-based programs and substance use and mental health treatment and services, and establishing a Justice Reinvestment Advisory Council to oversee progress.
This report summarizes the National Mental Health Services Survey, an annual survey of all known mental health treatment facilities in the United States, both public and private.
This paper, commissioned by the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice, is focused on the use, effects, and future research of solitary confinement.
An expert advisory group of judges, forensic psychiatrists, and researchers summarize existing research to provide guidance for policymakers and court staff on mental illness, risk of pretrial failure, risk of recidivism, and risk of violence.
This report provides information on a wide range of evidence-based practices for screening and assessment of adults in the criminal justice system with co-occurring mental and substance use disorders.
Part of the Stepping Up initiative, this report from the National Association of Counties outlines some of the challenges rural counties face when trying to reduce incarceration of people with mental illnesses.
These reports present data about key aspects of substance use and mental health care issues, and provide a unique overview of behavioral health.