A hospital-based mental health court


Deinstitutionalized chronically mentally ill patients face the prospect of homelessness, insufficient community services, and the possibility of criminalization. Further, many communities do not have a mechanism for recognizing the special problems many of the chronically mentally ill have when they enter the legal system. The following is a description of a hospital-based mental health court, a nontraditional, highly effective program intended to identify chronically mentally ill persons in the community, as well as recognize and correct inadequacy in services available to the deinstitutionalized.

DOI: 10.1007/BF00756984

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@article{Sipes1986AHM, title={A hospital-based mental health court}, author={Gregory P. Sipes and Alan D. Schmetzer and Mary Stewart A.C.S.W. and Steven L. Bojrad}, journal={Community Mental Health Journal}, year={1986}, volume={22}, pages={229-237} }