SAMHSA Issues Guidelines for Transition of People With Mental or Substance Use Disorders

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Posted Apr 18, 2017

The Guidelines for Successful Transition of People with Mental and Substance Use Disorders from Jail and Prison: Implementation Guide provide behavioral health, correctional and community stakeholders with examples of successful strategies for transitioning people with mental or substance use disorders from correctional settings into the community. Published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the guide is a successor to the 2013 publication Guidelines for the Successful Transition of People with Behavioral Health Disorders from Jail and Prison, a collaborative product of the SAMHSA GAINS Center with the Council of State Governments Justice Center, and the 2002 report A Best Practice Approach to Community Re-Entry from Jails for Inmates with Co-Occurring Disorders: The APIC Model. The guide describes various jurisdictional strategies used to facilitate successful reentry for justice-involved people with mental and co-occurring substance use disorders.

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