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Articles and Research

When Did Prisons Become Acceptable Mental Healthcare Facilities?
Study published by Stanford University Law School, Three Strikes Project
A Model of Static and Dynamic Sex Offender Risk Assessment
Study published by the USDOJ National Institute of Justice.
Behavioral Sciences & the Law Issues
Access full text articles from Wiley Interscience
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
The Urban Institute, NonPartisan Economic and Social Policy Research

California Budget and Public Policy

Public Policy Update, The National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare
Ballot Measures Historical Database, Hastings Law School
California Budget Historical Documents
California Budget Project
Information on the State and Federal budgets
California Legislative Analyst Office
Nonpartisan Fiscal and Policy Advisor
Justice Center, The Council of State Governments
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.
Laws & Regulations, State of California
Search Assembly and Senate Bills

Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)

Essential Elements of a CIT Program (Bureau of Justice Assistance)
NAMI CIT Resources
Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST)

Forensic Mental Health Organizations and Projects

Consensus Project
Council on Mentally Ill Offenders
International Association for Correctional and Forensic Psychology
The National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare
Safenow Project
SAFENOWPROJECT helps policymakers, community leaders, and service providers to identify the health, social, and economic challenges that contribute to sexual violence and to target resources toward sound, cost-effective safety solutions. We support comprehensive, empirically-based strategies for this very pervasive and complex global problem.
West Coast Post-Trauma Retreat
The WCPR program is for first responders whose lives have been impacted by their work experience.

Government Organizations

Bureau of Justice Assistance
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
California Department of State Hospitals

Mental Health Courts

Mental Health Court Guidelines (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.
San Francisco Behavioral Health Court Policies and Procedures Manual

Mental Health Organizations

California Council of Community Mental Health Agencies
Mental Health Association in California


AB109 (Realignment) Information, CDCR
California Association of Counties
California Association of Psychiatric Technicians
California Forward
helping to create a "smart" government
Californians for Safety and Justice
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
California State Sheriff's Association
Clinical Trials Index, US National Institutes of Health
Evidence Based Best Practices Webinars, Joyfields Institute
Mentally Ill Offender Crime Reduction Grants (MIOCRG)
>Final Report, 2005
>MIOCRG Funding, 1999 - 2001
>MIOCRG Funding, 2007 - 2008
National Association of Counties
Pretrial Justice Institute
Prison Law Office
Protecting the constitutional rights of California prisoners


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