Mental Health in the Criminal Justice System: A Guide For Clinicians

This resource was created by SMI Adviser content partners and approved by the SMI Adviser clinical expert team for inclusion in the knowledge base.

Individuals who have serious mental illness (SMI) are involved in the criminal justice system at higher rates than the general public. Stakeholders in the behavioral health and justice systems collaborate a great deal in an effort to reduce this trend. This guide helps mental health clinicians to understand criminal justice system involvement of the people they serve and how they may be able to assist.


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