HB 2980 would provide funding for three “peer respite centers”—short-term, homelike facilities for people experiencing mental health crises. Currently, people suffering such crises often end up in jail or emergency rooms, neither of which are equipped to handle them. This bill proposes instead to create safe places where people who’ve had mental health crises themselves—i.e., peers—would provide the services.
Advocates for youth rights in mental health, juvenile justice, education, child welfare, and the other systems that serve young people, while empowering them to be equal partners in the process of change.
This report provides evidence-based practices for screening and assessment of adults in the justice system with mental illness, substance use disorders, or both. It discusses the importance of instrument selection for screening and assessment and provides detailed descriptions of recommended instruments.
This action brief provides rural communities recommended strategies for adapting promising or proven interventions to better support crisis response and pre-arrest diversion in their communities. It is the first of three briefs developed from the SAMHSA Pre-Arrest Diversion Expert Panel.
This brochure provides an overview of the Sequential Intercept Model (SIM). The SIM is a strategic planning tool that helps communities better understand the gaps and resources they have in helping those with mental illness or substance use disorders who are in the criminal justice system.
The GAINS Center focuses on expanding access to services for people with mental and/or substance use disorders who come into contact with the justice system.
Information about Montana’s youth criminal justice system.
This report analyzes drug court data collected by the Office of Court Administrator from May 2008 through September 2012, a 53-month period. The data confirm that Montana drug courts provide a strong investment in the recovery of drug and alcohol dependent persons involved in criminal, child abuse and neglect, and juvenile cases.
This action brief provides criminal justice stakeholders, correctional facility leadership, and correctional staff with helpful strategies and techniques to reduce diversion of MAT medications. The information for this brief was developed by a panel of correctional leaders and experts throughout the US.
Information from the 2017 Annual Nebraska Behavioral Health Conference.
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.
Policy Brief from the Center for Behavioral Health Services and Criminal Justice Research
This guide contains resources for individuals who provide or coordinate services for women who are reentering the community after a period of incarceration. It serves as a checklist of considerations that are useful when working with women who are involved in the criminal justice system.
This document is based on data obtained from the Montana Department of Corrections (DOC); interviews with service providers, advocates, correctional staff, and individuals on supervision and their families; and questionnaires sent to individuals in DOC custody between December 2017 and March 2018.