Exploring the relationship between criminogenic risk assessment and mental health court program completion.

Title

Exploring the relationship between criminogenic risk assessment and mental health court program completion.

Creator

Bonfine Natalie; Ritter Christian; Munetz Mark R

Publisher

International journal of law and psychiatry

Date

2016
2016-04

Description

The two primary goals of mental health courts are to engage individuals with severe mental illness in the criminal justice system with clinical mental health services and to prevent future involvement with the criminal justice system. An important factor in helping to achieve both goals is to identify participants' level of clinical needs and criminogenic risk/needs. This study seeks to better understand how criminogenic risk affects outcomes in a mental health court. Specifically, we explore if high criminogenic risk is associated with failure to complete mental health court. Our subjects are participants of a municipal mental health court (MHC) who completed the Level of Services Inventory-Revised (LSI-R) upon entry to the program (N=146). We used binary logistic regression to determine the association between termination from the program with the total

Subject

*Needs Assessment; *Risk Assessment; Clinical services; Comparative Studies; Criminal Law/*legislation & jurisprudence; Criminals/*legislation & jurisprudence/*psychology; Criminogenic risk assessment; Criminology – Legislation and Jurisprudence; Evaluation Research; Goals; Goals and Objectives; Human; Humans; Judicial Role; Jurisprudence; Mental Disorders – Therapy; Mental Disorders/*therapy; Mental health court; Mental Health Services; Mentally Ill Persons/*legislation & jurisprudence/*psychology; Multicenter Studies; Needs Assessment; Ohio; Psychiatric Patients – Legislation and Jurisprudence; Psychiatric Patients – Psychosocial Factors; Public Offenders – Legislation and Jurisprudence; Public Offenders – Psychosocial Factors; Risk Assessment; Scales; Validation Studies

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

9–16

Volume

45

Citation

Bonfine Natalie; Ritter Christian; Munetz Mark R, “Exploring the relationship between criminogenic risk assessment and mental health court program completion.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed October 21, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/3606.

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