Defendants with intellectual disabilities and mental health diagnoses: faring in a mental health court.

  title={Defendants with intellectual disabilities and mental health diagnoses: faring in a mental health court.},
  author={Meghan M Burke and Melissa Griggs and Elisabeth M. Dykens and Robert M. Hodapp},
  journal={Journal of intellectual disability research : JIDR},
  volume={56 3},
BACKGROUND Begun in the late 1990s, mental health courts are specialty criminal courts developed to address the needs of persons with mental illness. METHODS As many persons with intellectual disabilities (IDs) may overlap in the mental health court system, we used mental health court records to examine the phenomenology and outcomes of 224 defendants with and without co-occurring IDs in the mental health court. This study had two goals: (1) to examine the prevalence of defendants with IDs in… CONTINUE READING

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