Total CE Credit Hours: 1
Course Info URL: https://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/101291
About the Course:
Many U.S. communities have been unsuccessful in providing appropriate supervision for mandated treatment participation for individuals with severe mental illnesses released from local jails. This has been particularly challenging for communities with jail mental health diversion programs, where participation in treatment is essential to making the diversion work. This publication addresses the use of drug courts as a partner in mental health and co-occurring substance use disorders diversion programs.
This course is based on the reading-based online article, Drug Courts As a Partner in Mental Health and Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorders Diversion Programs created by The GAINS Center
Journal/Publisher:The GAINS Center
Publication Date:Summer, 1999
Course Material Author
This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about the use of drug courts in diversion programs for people with co-occurring disorders. It is appropriate for all levels of participants' knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
- Describe the historical use of drug courts and their role in supervising drug offenders in treatment.
- Discuss the use of drug courts as adjuncts to jail diversion programs for persons with mental illnesses and co-occurring substance use disorders.
- Identify the key components of the Lane County Diversion Program which can serve as a model for other programs across the country.
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