Total CE Credit Hours: 1
Course Info URL: https://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/101367
About the Course:
This study reports findings from the six jail diversion programs (three pre-booking and three post-booking) participating in a federally-funded research initiative to assess the effectiveness of jail diversion programs for people with co-occurring disorders. Diverted and non-diverted groups were compared on self-reported outcomes at 12 months following diversion. The findings suggest that jail diversion reduces time spent in jail without increasing the public safety risk, while linking participants to community-based services. Jail diversion costs and the implications of these results for jail diversion programs and future research are discussed.
This course is based on the reading-based online, Assessing the Effectiveness of Jail Diversion Programs for Persons With Serious Mental Illness and Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorders created by Henry J. Steadmen, Ph.D., and Michelle Naples, M.A.
Behavioral Sciences and the Law
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 effectiveness of jail diversion programs for persons with serious mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.
Discuss the rationale for developing jail diversion programs for persons with serious mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders.
Identify the methodology used for researching the effectiveness of the studied diversion programs.
Explain the major findings of the published study, including cost analysis and significant outcomes.
American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)
1 CE credit hour
American Psychological Association (APA)
1 CE credit hour
CE Learning Systems is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)
1 CE credit hour
This course has been approved by CE Learning Systems, service provider of Addiction Counselor CE, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #107243, CE Learning Systems is responsible for all aspects of their programming.
National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
1 CPD hour
National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
0.75 CE credit hours
CE Learning Systems, service provider of Addiction Counselor CE has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5951. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. CE Learning Systems is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
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