This policy analysis examined the Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Act (MIOTCRA) of 2004, including the policy's scope, objectives, consequences, and lasting implications.
Many people living with severe mental illness and a co-occurring disorder became entrenched in the criminal justice system due to symptoms of their mental illness. Significant findings were that this policy improved the outcomes of people with mental illness by linking them to community treatment providers and diversion programs. MIOTCRA also promoted multi-disciplinary collaboration to facilitate better communication and diversion practices between agencies.
From this analysis, social workers can help find solutions to support community integration of people with mental illness, break down transitional obstacles, provide effective treatment to foster community care, and alleviate the burden on the mental health and criminal justice systems.
|Commitee:||Nagai, Chikako, Washington, Thomas A.|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Social Work, School of|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 54/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social work, Criminology|
|Keywords:||Diversion programs, Mentally ill offenders|
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