Why do mental health courts work? A confluence of treatment, support & adroit judicial supervision.

@article{Edgely2014WhyDM,
  title={Why do mental health courts work? A confluence of treatment, support & adroit judicial supervision.},
  author={Michelle Edgely},
  journal={International journal of law and psychiatry},
  year={2014},
  volume={37 6},
  pages={572-80}
}
The article contributes to the understanding of 'what works' in mental health courts (MHCs). There are now almost 400 MHCs in the US and more worldwide. A substantial body of evidence demonstrates that MHCs can succeed in reducing recidivism among offenders who suffer mental disorders. This article argues that MHCs succeed when they have achieved the right confluence of essential elements, including providing evidence-based treatment and psychosocial supports and using adroit judge-craft. After… CONTINUE READING
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