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Transition of People with Mental or Substance Use Disorders From Jail and Prison

Assess the individual’s clinical and social needs and public safety risks

1. A screen is a standardized instrument that is designed to:

A. Flag individuals who are at risk for targeted problems, such as mental or substance use disorders.

B. Provide diagnostic information.

C. Provide guidance on the severity of a mental or substance use disorder.

D. All of the above.


2. The Level of Service Inventory-Revised (LSI-R) is a validated 54-item risk / need assessment that:

A. Identifies psychosocial problem areas in an individual’s life.

B. Predicts criminogenic risk.

C. Assists in the allocation of resources.

D. All of the above.


Plan for the treatment and services required to address the individual’s needs (while in custody and upon reentry)

3. Noting that there is an optimal time frame for effecting meaningful behavioral change prior to reentry, discharge planning begins as early as possible during an individual’s period of incarceration.

A. True

B. False


Identify required community and correctional programs responsible for post-release services

4. Which type of transition planning for individuals with mental and/or substance use disorders can disrupt the revolving cycle of jail admissions and releases?

A. Comprehensive transition planning

B. Collaborative transition planning

C. Both (A) and (B)

D. None of the above


5. The long-term efficacy of institutional programming for recovery and risk reduction is greatly diminished if intervention services are terminated or disrupted when the individual transitions from one institution to another or from an institutional setting back into the community.

A. True

B. False


6. Suspended or delayed access to insurance coverage may result in:

A. Deferred scheduling of physical and behavioral health care appointments.

B. Incomplete sharing of physical and behavioral health information.

C. Lapses in medication dosages.

D. All of the above.


Coordinate the transition plan to ensure implementation and avoid gaps in care with community-based services

7. The assignment of released individuals to _____ can provide a system of incentives and sanctions that encourage compliance with treatment plans while promoting public safety through close supervision.

A. Community-based pre-release centers

B. Intensive probation caseloads with specialized mental health probation officers

C. Problem-solving courts

D. All of the above


8. Adherence to the Drug Treatment Alternative to Prison program requirements is monitored by all of the following, except:

A. Residence in a drug treatment facility

B. Drug testing

C. Probation supervision

D. Regular drug court participation


9. The best individual and system outcomes are achieved when there is cross-agency knowledge and appreciation of the language, goals, and processes of all stakeholders.

A. True

B. False


10. Meaningful evaluation of program performance to improve system- and individual-level outcomes is, at a minimum, dependent upon all of the following, except for:

A. Clearly defined measures of success.

B. Planning for long-term program sustainability.

C. Consistently applied approaches for operationalizing agreed-upon goals.

D. Documentation of program application.


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