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Strengthening connections among criminal justice agencies, behavioral health organizations, and the community to improve wellbeing for people with mental health conditions or co-occurring substance use disorders.

Module 1: Understanding Mental Health Courts

Module 1: Understanding Mental Health Courts introduces the mental health court program model and the existing research on the impact of mental health courts, and describes other programmatic and policy changes that are similarly designed to improve outcomes for justice-involved individuals with mental illnesses.

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