Justice Library

Use the navigation on the left to browse our library of criminal justice resources by topic. Use categories to filter your results.

Please note that the resources within the Justice Library are not endorsed by NAMI and that the resources listed are not inclusive of all of the resources available on the topic.


 

Telehealth for the Treatment of Serious Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders
Publication Date: Jan 01 2021
SAMHSA
This guide reviews ways that telehealth modalities can be used to provide treatment for serious mental illness and substance use disorders among adults, distills the research into recommendations for practice, and provides examples of how these recommendations can be implemented.
Treatment Considerations for Youth and Young Adults with Serious Emotional Disturbances and Serious Mental Illnesses and Co-occurring Substance Use
Publication Date: Jan 01 2021
SAMHSA
This guide reviews interventions on treating substance misuse and substance use disorders (SUD) in youth with serious emotional disturbances (SED), distills the research into recommendations for practice, and provides examples of the ways that these recommendations can be implemented.
The Availability of Peer Support and Disparities in Outpatient Mental Health Service Use Among Minority Youth with Serious Mental Illness
Publication Date: Jul 29 2020
Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research
Found that having a peer specialist on staff was associated with increases in outpatient service use in both counties, and with reduced disparities in service use among Black and Latinx youth in Los Angeles County. The availability of a peer specialist with racial/ethnic concordance was also associated with greater outpatient service use among Latinx youth in both counties. These results suggest that peer support services are a promising approach to reducing the documented low rate of continued engagement in mental health services among youth
Sheriffs Addressing the Mental Health Crisis in the Community and in the Jails
Publication Date: Jan 01 2019
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
There is both anecdotal and research evidence that the number of people with mental illnesses being contacted by law enforcement and subsequently becoming involved in the criminal justice system is growing (Fellner 2014; James and Glaze 2006; Reuland and Margolis 2003). The increased contact with law enforcement and continual involvement with the criminal justice system creates problems for the individuals being arrested and incarcerated. This is true for the law enforcement and correctional professionals as well, who must try to meet the needs of these individuals in a context and environment not suited to maintaining their safety or mental stability.
Older Adults Living with Serious Mental Illness: The State of the Behavioral Health Workforce
Publication Date: Jan 01 2019
SAMHSA
This brief provides an overview of workforce issues to consider when addressing the needs of older adults living with serious mental illness (SMI). Information includes demographics; challenges faced by a provider workforce, and ideas for strengthening the geriatric workforce to address SMI.
Forensic Assertive Community Treatment (FACT) A Service Delivery Model for Individuals With Serious Mental Illness Involved With the Criminal Justice System
Publication Date: Jan 01 2019
SAMHSA
This brief provides an overview of Forensic Assertive Community Treatment (FACT)—an intensive service delivery model intended for people with serious mental illness who are involved in the criminal justice system.