Do you know that:
- Even for individuals diagnosed with serious mental illness, arrests are usually not a direct effect of the mental illness.
- Treatment for mental illness, although critically important, doesn't necessarily lead to re-arrest reduction on its own.
- Individuals can be most successful when we use an integrated wholistic approach which incorporates best practices for treatment of mental illness with best practices for reducing the risk of recidivism.
Reducing Re-Arrest and Promoting Recovery: Understanding and Addressing the Factors that Contribute to Re-Arrest
module was designed specifically for providers working with justice-involved individuals with mental illness.
It presents the Risk/Needs/Responsivity model, which identifies three factors needing attention when helping individuals to reduce re-arrest. Each factor is explained with illustrations. Using videos, case studies and interactive exercises, this module helps providers to:
- Identify factors that contribute both directly and indirectly to an individual's risk of recidivism
- Recommend interventions that are responsive to an individual's recidivism risk factors
- Determine the intensity of treatment planning in the context of an individual's risk of recidivism and clinical need
This module was developed by the CUCS Academy for Justice-Informed Practice and CPI and funded and developed by the NYS Office of Mental Health, and the Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene in cooperation with the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
Continuing education credits for completion of this module are available to social workers, licensed mental health counselors, and CASACs.
This is the third of a series of modules for providers working with justice-involved individuals with mental illness. The first and second modules, currently available, are entitled SPECTRM (Sensitizing Providers to the Effects of Correctional Incarceration on Treatment and Risk Management) and Working with Persons Under Criminal Justice Mandates: Collaboration, Connection and Communication
. Additional modules are now under development.
To access this module:
- Log into the Learning Community using your username and password at: https://rfmh.csod.com/client/rfmh/default.aspx
- Click on "Browse for training"
- Click on "Justice-Involved Individuals"
- Click on "Open curriculum player" for "Reducing Re-Arrest......"
- Click on "Launch"