The Sequential Intercept Model and Criminal Justice: Promoting Community Alternatives for…

Hardcover | March 10, 2015

EditorPatricia A. Griffin, Kirk Heilbrun, Edward P. Mulvey

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The number of individuals with severe mental illness in the criminal justice system is shockingly high. However, there is a wealth of research that shows that the traditional incarceration model is not effective with this population, and that many of these individuals can be helped in thecommunity at less cost without increased risk to public safety by addressing their risk-relevant needs and improving their opportunities for recovery. As a result, during the last decade there has been an increasing interest in community-based alternatives to incarceration for individuals withsevere mental illness. The Sequential Intercept Model and Criminal Justice offers an overview of the recent changes in correctional policy and practice that reflect an increased focus on community-based alternatives for offenders. Developed by Drs. Mark Munetz and Patricia Griffin, the Sequential Intercept Model (SIM)identifies five conceptual points at which standard criminal processing can be interrupted to offer community-based alternatives: (1) law enforcement/emergency services; (2) initial detention/initial court hearings; (3) jails/courts; (4) re-entry; and (5) community corrections/support. This volume describes the SIM in detail and reviews empirical evidence for each of its five points of interception. Chapters focus on its implementation, starting with an analysis of the national and state-level initiatives, then addressing specific challenges. A final section suggests how the SIMmight be applied successfully to other populations (e.g., veterans, juveniles, and those with developmental disabilities). This volume will appeal to policy makers who are considering community-based alternatives, practitioners who carry out these changes, and program evaluators who seek to documentthe impact of such changes.

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The number of individuals with severe mental illness in the criminal justice system is shockingly high. However, there is a wealth of research that shows that the traditional incarceration model is not effective with this population, and that many of these individuals can be helped in thecommunity at less cost without increased risk to...

Patricia A. Griffin, PhD, is an independent consultant who is also associated with the Pennsylvania Mental Health and Justice Center of Excellence, SAMHSA's GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation, and Policy Research Associates. Her training is in community psychology. Her scholarly and practice interests include...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9.29 × 6.42 × 0.98 inPublished:March 10, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Kirk Heilbrun, David DeMatteo, Heidi Strohmaier, and Meghann Galloway: The Movement Toward Community-Based Alternatives to Criminal Justice Involvement and Incarceration for People with Severe Mental Illness2. Mark Munetz, Patricia Griffin, and Natalie Bonfine: Development of the SIM3. Melissa Reuland and Kento Yasuhara: Law Enforcement and Emergency Services4. Patricia Griffin, Kirk Heilbrun, Dave DeMatteo, and Stephanie Brooks-Holliday: Booking and Initial Hearings: Intercept 25. Siyu Liu and Allison D. Redlich: Intercept 3: Jails and Courts6. Fred Osher and Christopher King: Intercept Four: Reentry from Jails and Prisons7. Jennifer Eno Louden, Sarah Manchak, Megan O'Connor, and Jennifer L. Skeem: Applying the Sequential Intercept Model to reduce recidivism among probationers and parolees with mental illness8. Henry J. Steadman, Brian Case, Chanson Noether, Samantha Califano, and Susan Salasin: From Resource Center to Systems Change: The GAINS Model9. Amanda Brown Cross, Carol Schubert, and Kirk Heilbrun: Using the Consensus Project Report to Plan for System Change10. David DeMatteo, Mark Munetz, John Petrila, Albert Grudzinskas, Jr., William Fisher, Sarah Filone, Katy Winckworth-Prejsnar, and Michelle Rock: State-Level Dissemination and Promotion Initiatives: Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Ohio, and Pennsylvania11. Steve Leifman and Tim Coffey: Rethinking Mental Health Legal Policy and Practice: History and Needed Reforms12. Edward P. Mulvey and Carol A. Schubert: The Sequential Intercept Model as a Platform for Data-Driven Practice and Policy13. John Petrila, Hallie Fader-Towe, and Allison B. Hill: Sequential Intercept Mapping, Confidentiality, and the Cross-System Sharing of Health-Related Information14. Patricia Griffin, Casey LaDuke, Dan Abreu, Christina Finello, Katy Winckworth-Prejsnar, and Sarah Dorrell: Using the Sequential Intercept Model in Cross-Systems Mapping15. Kirk Heilbrun, Edward Mulvey, Dave DeMatteo, Carol Schubert, and Patty Griffin: The Sequential Intercept Model: Current Status, Future Directions

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"There is widespread agreement among police and mental health agencies that the criminal justice system is a less-than-ideal way to serve the needs of people with serious mental illness and their communities. Instead of hand-wringing over the 'criminalization of mental illness,' PatriciaGriffin and her colleagues have provided communities with a practical strategy for doing something about it. The Sequential Intercept Model is proving itself to be the very best kind of public policy, simultaneously appealing to public safety, cost-effectiveness, and more humane treatment for peoplewith serious mental illness. Thanks to a stellar roster of editors and chapter authors, we now have a practical guide to providing better, more humane treatment at much lower cost." --Joel A. Dvoskin, PhD, ABPP, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Arizona College of Medicine, and Chair, Nevada Governor's Advisory Council on Behavioral Health and Wellness