Mental Health Treatment Planning

International research evidence has suggested that persons with mental health problems are overrepresented within criminal justice systems. This is a matter of significant concern for professionals and policy makers involved in law enforcement, courts, community supervision of offenders, and the management of correctional institutions. Mental health treatment refers to interventions intended to ameliorate problems in cognitive, emotional, or behavioral functioning. These types of interventions may be offered to persons involved in the criminal justice system to address criminogenic risk factors, facilitate various criminal justice processes, or fulfill basic human rights to essential healthcare. Mental health treatment planning is the process of identifying and prioritizing interventions that correspond to the individual’s particular mental health concerns. This entry includes estimates of the extent of the mental health ...

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