Criminal records of persons served in the public mental health system.

  title={Criminal records of persons served in the public mental health system.},
  author={Alison Evans Cuellar and Lonnie M Snowden and Toby Ewing},
  journal={Psychiatric services},
  volume={58 1},
OBJECTIVE The authors examined the frequency and severity of arrests of persons served by Medicaid as well as public mental health treatment patterns before and after arrest. METHODS A random sample of 6,624 persons was drawn from claims of the public mental health system in Los Angeles County between July 1993 and June 2001. Clients' claims were matched to criminal justice records from 1991 to 2001. Cross-tabulations and logistic regression analyses were used to examine the likelihood and… CONTINUE READING

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