Department of Psychiatry
Health Services Research | Law and Psychology | Mental and Social Health | Psychiatric and Mental Health | Psychiatry | Psychiatry and Psychology
Criminal Justice Involvement among Clientele is a Major Concern for State Mental Health Agencies. Mental health and criminal justice systems provide services at various points along the interface of these systems to reduce offending and re-offending, including:
- Diversion programs
- Mental Health Courts
Little information about scope of offending to guide service development. This study provides data on the prevalence, type and temporal patterns of arrest for a large sample of adults followed for roughly 9.5 years.
Fisher, William H.; Banks, Steven M.; Roy-Bujnowski, Kristen M.; Grudzinskas, Albert J.; Clayfield, Jonathan C.; and Wolff, Nancy, "Temporal Patterns of Arrest in a Cohort of Adults Receiving Mental Health Services: The Massachusetts Mental Health / Criminal Justice Cohort Study" (2007). Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center Publications and Presentations. 648.