Screening and Assessment of Co-occurring Disorders in the Justice System

SAMHSA_Web_IconThis revised edition of a report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration provides information on a wide range of evidence-based practices for screening and assessment of adults with co-occurring mental and substance use disorders who are involved with the criminal justice system. It discusses the importance of instrument selection for screening and assessing patients and is intended as a guide for clinicians, case managers, law enforcement, court personnel, researchers, and others who are interested in developing and operating effective programs for people with co-occurring disorders who are involved with the justice system.