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Describes a study which will establish a combined dataset “harmonizing” existing administrative databases to evaluate the effectiveness of the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health’s Forensic Transition Team (FTT). The FTT is a case coordinator-based reentry program that serves persons with serious mental illness (SMI) transitioning from prisons. As needed, the FTT coordinators advocate for clients by attending discharge-planning meetings, providing linkages to providers, and tracking clients’ progress for three months post-release.
Prisoners, serious mental illness, community re-entry, transition, databases, Spanish
Hartwell SW, Deng X, Fisher WH, Fulwiler CE, Pinals DA. Harmonizing Databases? Evaluating Effectiveness of A Statewide Public Mental Health Reentry Program [English and Spanish versions]. Psychiatry Information in Brief 2012;9(7):1072. https://doi.org/10.7191/pib.1072. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/pib/vol9/iss7/1
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