Principles and Practice in Housing for Persons with Mental Illness Who Have Had Contact with the Justice System

Research Report

Principles and Practice in Housing for Persons with Mental Illness Who Have Had Contact with the Justice System

Abstract

This report discusses housing options for persons with mental illness who have had contact with the criminal justice system. While several housing models exist to serve this population, there is little evaluation research from which to draw conclusions about what works. To create a foundation from which to examine promising practices, the report presents a continuum of housing options and explores the common characteristics and elements among housing models. It also discusses the variety of "reentry" points after individual contact with the justice system and reflects on how the type of reentry may influence opportunities for and success in housing.

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