Guidelines for the Successful Transition of People with Behavioral Health Disorders from Jail and Prison

$6.00 | CE Hours:2.00 | Intermediate


CE Course Description

This CE course provides guidelines that are intended to assist behavioral health and corrections and community corrections administrators in their ability to develop effective transition plans and to drive cross-system reentry approaches between behavioral health and criminal justice agencies.  The guidelines examined in this course can be used as a tool within behavioral health agencies on the state and local levels to ensure that community-based approaches respond to the multidimensional needs of clients who are involved in the criminal justice system and the agencies that supervise them.

Article Author:  Alex M. Blandford, MPH, CHES
Exam writer:  Patricia Hocking-Walker, M.S. (Psychology)

CE Course Objectives

1.  Discuss what effective transition planning and implementation can do for the individual and community.

2.  Explain the eight risk factors that places a person at risk for future criminal behavior.

3.  Compare and contrast the principles of the Risk-Need-Responsivity model and give examples of each principle.

4.  Identify how providers and criminal justice agencies should develop a comprehensive approach to screen and assess for in order to identify individuals’ needs that affect their likelihood of achieving positive criminal justice and other recovery outcomes.

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Added On: 2015-08-07

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