Responding to People Who Have Been Victimized by Individuals with Mental Illnesses

Outlines steps policymakers, advocates, mental health professionals, and others can take to understand and protect the rights and safety of victims of crimes committed by individuals found “not guilty by reason of insanity” or otherwise court-ordered to receive treatment in a mental health facility. The publication was supported by the Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice.

June 2009 | The Council of State Governments Justice Center
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