Total CE Credit Hours: 1
Course Info URL: https://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/101358
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About the Course:
The National GAINS Center supported a team of professionals from the Albany County Correctional Facility (ACCF), the Office of the Public Defender of Albany County, and the Alcohol and Drug Services Division of the Albany County Department of Mental Health to attend a GAINS Regional Forum. The Forum provided a vehicle for teams to begin to improve services for people with co-occurring disorders within their county’s justice system. Less than a year later, the GAINS Regional Forum team had evolved into the fledgling Options Committee. This publication highlights the work of that committee and the positive changes that can serve as models to other justice systems in the country.
This course is based on the reading-based online article, New Options for Offenders With Mental and Substance Use Disorders (Albany County, NY) created by The GAINS Center
Journal/Publisher:The GAINS Center
Publication Date:Summer 2001/Revised Spring 2004
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 options for offenders with mental and substance use disorders. It is appropriate for all levels of participants' knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
- Identify the purpose and goals of the Options Committee in Albany County, New York.
- Discuss the changes that have occurred in the Albany County Correctional Facility (ACCF) as a result of the efforts of the Options Committee.
- Explain the continuing goals of the Options Committee as it seeks to maintain the momentum gained.
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