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A Guide to Collecting Mental Health Court Outcome Data

The purpose of this guide is to help both well-established and newly operating courts develop practical, feasible, and effective strategies for collecting outcome data. After a brief discussion of key assumptions and target population and goals, the guide suggests strategies for determining which data to collect, obtaining the data, evaluating the data, comparing the data, collecting qualitative data, and overcoming common challenges.

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