FMHAC Resources

Articles and Research

A Call for State Action: Invest in Mental Health Services for Community Wellness
http://www.rand.org/content/dam/rand/pubs/monographs/2011/RAND_MG1165.pdf

A Model of Static and Dynamic Sex Offender Risk Assessment
https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/236217.pdf
Study published by the USDOJ National Institute of Justice.

A Way Forward: Diverting People with Mental Illness from Inhumane and Expensive Jail into Community-Based Treatment that Works
http://dover-files.com/12/MENTAL-HEALTH-JAILS-REPORT.pdf
ACLU of Southern California and the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, July 2014

Behavioral Sciences & the Law Issues
http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/3512/home?CRETRY=1&SRETRY=0
Access full text articles from Wiley Interscience

California Judicial Council's Task Force for Criminal Justice Collaboration on Mental Health Issues - Full Final Report
http://www.courts.ca.gov/documents/Mental_Health_Task_Force_Report_042011.pdf
Recommendations for Changing the Paradigm for Persons with Mental Illness in the Criminal Justice System

California Judicial Council's Task Force for Criminal Justice Collaboration on Mental Health Issues - Summary of Task Force Final Report
http://fmhac.net/Assets/Documents/W2D/W2DVII/2013%20Task%20Force%20Summary%20Report%20W2D.pdf

California Sex Offender Management Board Report on Residence Restrictions
http://fmhac.net/Assets/Documents/Policy/CSOMB%20Residence%20Restriction%20Report.pdf

Costs of Incarcerating Youth with Mental Illness
http://www.cdcr.ca.gov/COMIO/docs/Costs_of_Incarcerating_Youth_with_Mental_Illness.pdf
Edward Cohen and Jane Pfeifer
One of the products of ongoing collaboration between the Chief Probation Officers of California (CPOC) and the California Mental Health Directors Association (CMHDA), this study's purpose is to inform public policy development by analyzing costs and contexts related to incarcerating youth with mental illness and co-occurring mental illness/substance use disorders in California detention facilities. Information obtained from this study will serve to advocate for better services in order to prevent the inappropriate criminalization of youth who would be better served in mental health treatment settings, to improve services to youth who must be separated from the community, and to ensure continuity of mental health care upon re-entry of such youth to their communities.

Effectiveness of a Mental Health Court in Reducing Criminal Recidivism and Violence
http://fmhac.net/Assets/Documents/Articles/APA%20SF%20MHC%20Study%202007.pdf
American Journal of Psychiatry, 2007 - Dale E. McNiel, Ph.D., Renée L. Binder, M.D.

Health and Prisoner Reentry: How Physical, Mental, and Substance Abuse Conditions Shape the Process of Reintegration
http://fmhac.net/Assets/Documents/Articles/Prisoner%20Re-Entry%20The%20Urban%20Institute%20Feb%2008.pdf
Kamala Mallik-Kane, Christy A. Visher, Justice Policy Center, Urban Institute, February 2008

Health Care for California's Jail Population
http://www.ppic.org/main/publication_quick.asp?i=1105
Mia Bird and Shannon McConville, Public Policy Institute of California, June 2014

Juvenile Court Statistics 2005
http://fmhac.net/Assets/Documents/Articles/Juv%20Ct%20Stats%202005%20(OJJDP).pdf
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention - Describes delinquency cases handled between 1985 and 2005 and petitioned status offense cases handled between 1995 and 2005 by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction. Courts with juvenile jurisdiction may handle a variety of matters, including child abuse and neglect, traffic violations, child support, and adoptions. This Report, the 77th report in the Juvenile Court Statistics series, focuses on cases involving juveniles charged with law violations (delinquency or status offenses). The data used in the analyses were contributed to the National Juvenile Court Data Archive by more than 2,100 courts with jurisdiction over 80% of the juvenile population in 2005.

Juvenile Justice Reform: Realigning Responsibilities
http://fmhac.net/Assets/Documents/Articles/Juvenile%20Justice%20LHC%202008.pdf
Little Hoover Commission, July 2008

Mental Health Courts: A Primer for Policymakers and Practitioners
http://fmhac.net/Assets/Documents/Articles/MHC%20Primer%20(BJA).pdf
Bureau of Justice Assistance

Mentally Ill Juveniles in Local Custody: Issues and Analysis
http://www.cdcr.ca.gov/COMIO/docs/Menatlly_Ill_Juveniles_In_Local_Custody.pdf
A resource paper developed by the California Corrections Standards Authority (CSA), June 2011

Navigating the Currents
http://fmhac.net/Assets/Documents/Articles/NavigatingTheCurrents.pdf
A Guide to California's Public Mental Health System

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
http://www.ojjdp.gov/

San Francisco's Behavioral Health Court: On the Cutting Edge
http://fmhac.net/Assets/Documents/Articles/SF%20BHC%20Oct%202005.pdf
San Francisco Medicine Magazine, October 2005 - Honorable Herbert Donaldson and Jennifer Johnson

State of California Board of State and Community Corrections - 2011 Public Safety Realignment Act
http://www.bscc.ca.gov/downloads/2011_public_safety_realignment_act_-_second_annual_report_on_the_implementation_of_community_corrections_partnership_plans.pdf
Second Annual Report on the Implementation of Community Corrections Partnership Plans

State of California Board of State and Community Corrections - First Annual Report
http://www.bscc.ca.gov/downloads/Report_on_the_Implementation_of_Community_Corrections_Partnership_Plans.pdf

The GAINS Center - Practical Advice on Jail Diversion
http://fmhac.net/Assets/Documents/W2D/GAINS%20Center%20PracticalAdviceOnJailDiversion.pdf

The GAINS Center - Sequential Intercept Model (brochure)
http://fmhac.net/Assets/Documents/W2D/GAINS%20BH%20SIM%20Brochure%20Rev%2010%202013.pdf

The Mentally Ill, Behind Bars
http://fmhac.net/Assets/Documents/Articles/MI%20Behind%20Bars%20Jan%202007.pdf
New York Times Opinion article, January 15, 2007 - Bernard E. Harcourt, Professor, Law and Criminology, University of Chicago

The Urban Institute
http://www.urban.org/
NonPartisan Economic and Social Policy Research

When Mental Illness Meets the Criminal Justice System
http://fmhac.net/Assets/Documents/Articles/MI%20Crim%20Justice%20Oct%202005.pdf
San Francisco Medicine Magazine, October 2005 - Jo Robinson, MFT

California Budget and Public Policy

Ballotpedia
http://ballotpedia.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

California Budget Project
http://calbudgetcenter.org/
Information on the State and Federal budgets

California Legislative Analyst Office
http://www.lao.ca.gov/
Nonpartisan Fiscal and Policy Advisor

Justice Center, The Council of State Governments
https://csgjusticecenter.org/
A national nonprofit organization that serves policymakers at the local, state, and federal levels from all branches of government. Provides practical, nonpartisan advice and consensus-driven strategies, informed by available evidence, to increase public safety and strengthen communities

Search Assembly and Senate Bills
http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/bilinfo.html

The National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare
https://www.thenationalcouncil.org/

Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)

Essential Elements of a CIT Program (Bureau of Justice Assistance)
http://fmhac.net/Assets/Documents/CIT/CIT%20Essential%20Elements%20BJA.pdf

Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST)
http://www.post.ca.gov/

Forensic Mental Health Organizations and Projects

Council on Mentally Ill Offenders
http://www.cdcr.ca.gov/COMIO/index.html

First Responder Support Network
http://www.frsn.org/
The WCPR program is for first responders whose lives have been impacted by their work experience.

International Association for Correctional and Forensic Psychology
http://www.aa4cfp.org/

Government Organizations

Bureau of Justice Assistance
https://www.bja.gov/Default.aspx

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
http://www.cdcr.ca.gov/

California Department of State Hospitals
http://www.dsh.ca.gov/

Mental Health Courts

Mental Health Court Guidelines
http://fmhac.net/Assets/Documents/Articles/Marin%20MHC%20Guidelines.pdf
The Marin County, CA Mental Health Court guidelines were created in 2004 to guide the mental health court process. The mission of a mental health court is to preserve community safety, reduce recidivism and encourage mentally ill offenders to build more successful lives for themselves through the application of well-informed judicial supervision. The guidelines are provided to assist other communities with the establishment of similar court models.

Mental Health Organizations

California Council of Community Mental Health Agencies
http://www.cccmha.org/

Mental Health Association in California
http://www.mhac.org/

Miscellaneous

AB109 (Realignment) Information, CDCR
http://www.cdcr.ca.gov/realignment/local_resources.html

California Association of Psychiatric Technicians
http://www.psychtechs.net/

California Forward
http://www.cafwd.org/
helping to create a "smart" government

California State Association of Counties
http://www.counties.org/

California State Sheriff's Association
http://www.calsheriffs.org/

Californians for Safety and Justice
http://www.safeandjust.org/
nonprofit working with Californians from all walks of life to replace prison and justice system waste with common sense solutions that create safe neighborhoods and save public dollars

Clinical Trials Index
http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/home
US National Institutes of Health

Evidence Based Best Practices Webinars, Joyfields Institute
http://joyfields.org/

Mentally Ill Offender Crime Reduction Grants (MIOCRG) Final Report, 2005
http://fmhac.net/Assets/Documents/W2D/MIOCRG%20Final%20Report%202005.pdf

Mentally Ill Offender Crime Reduction Grants (MIOCRG) Funding, 1999 - 2001
http://fmhac.net/Assets/Documents/W2D/MIOCR%201%20%20II%20Funding.pdf

Mentally Ill Offender Crime Reduction Grants (MIOCRG) Funding, 2007 - 2008
http://fmhac.net/Assets/Documents/W2D/MIOCR%20III%20Grantees.pdf

National Association of Counties
http://www.naco.org/

Pretrial Justice Institute
http://www.pretrial.org/

Prison Law Office
http://prisonlaw.com/index.php
Protecting the constitutional rights of California prisoners

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