New Guidelines for Successful Transition From Jail and Prison
SAMHSA has released a new implementation guide, Successful Transition of People With Mental or Substance Use Disorders From Jail and Prison.
This resource provides behavioral health, correctional, and community stakeholders with 10 guidelines to effectively transition people with mental or substance use disorders from institutional correctional settings into the community, as well as examples of local implementation of successful strategies for managing this transition.
On April 20, 2017, at 2 p.m. Eastern Time, SAMHSA will host a webinar on the key elements of the guide. The webinar will also provide examples of successful implementation of the guidelines in local jails.