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Mental Health Diversion: Effects of Mandated vs. Non-Mandated Strategies  

Author:  Nahama Broner.; Damon W.  Mayrl.; Gerald Landsberg.

Source: Volume 05, Number 03, May/June 2005 , pp.33-37(5)

Offender Substance Abuse Report

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This article summarizes the key findings from the quasi-experimental 12-month comparison study of a New York City-wide diversion program that targets jail detainees with co-occurring serious mental illness and alcohol and/or drug abuse or dependence. The study addresses the effect of mandated vs. non-mandated diversion, treatment, and individual client characteristics on a number of criminal justice, mental health, substance use, and service use outcomes.

Keywords: best practices

Affiliations:  1: New York University ; 2: University of California, Berkeley; 3: Institute Against Violence.

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