Effective Court Responses to Persons with Mental Disorders

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As part of the development of a curriculum for judges, the National Center for State Courts reviewed the literature and interviewed researchers and practitioners regarding effective court responses to address persons with MD at three of SAMHSA’s five key potential intercept points: pretrial, sentencing, and probation supervision. This brief summarizes nine key conclusions that emerged from the review.


View more resources on evidence-based judicial decision making from the National Center for State Courts


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