The Client–Caseworker Relationship and Its Association with Outcomes Among Mental Health Court Participants

  title={The Client–Caseworker Relationship and Its Association with Outcomes Among Mental Health Court Participants},
  author={Kelli E. Canada and Matthew W. Epperson},
  journal={Community Mental Health Journal},
A portion of people with mental illnesses who are arrested are diverted to mental health courts (MHC) where they work with teams of treatment and court staff rather than serving time in custody. This study investigated the association between the relationship with caseworkers and outcomes. MHC participants were recruited to participate in structured interviews on their perceptions of the bond and conflict with their MHC caseworkers. Regression models tested associations between relationships… 
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