0
Get Alert
Please Wait... Processing your request... Please Wait.
You must sign in to sign-up for alerts.

Please confirm that your email address is correct, so you can successfully receive this alert.

Brief Reports   |    
Transitional Case Management for Reducing Recidivism of Individuals With Mental Disorders and Multiple Misdemeanors
Sriram Chintakrindi, M.A.; Allison Upton, Psy.D.; Ann-Marie Louison, M.S.W.; Brian Case, M.A.; Henry J. Steadman, Ph.D.
Psychiatric Services 2013; doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.201200190
View Author and Article Information

Mr. Chintakrindi, Dr. Upton, and Ms. Louison are affiliated with the Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services, 346 Broadway, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10013 (e-mail: schintakrindi@cases.org). Mr. Case and Dr. Steadman are with Policy Research Associates, Inc., Delmar, New York.

Copyright © 2013 by the American Psychiatric Association

Abstract

Objective  The purpose of this study was to measure the impact of a transitional case management (TCM) program targeted to individuals with mental disorders and multiple arrests for misdemeanor offenses.

Methods  The sample included 178 individuals who were diverted from jail at arraignment (N=125) or who voluntarily enrolled in TCM (N=53). Number of arrests and case management sessions attended were compared.

Results  The mean±SD number of arrests of the 178 participants declined by 31% from the 12 months preenrollment to the 12 months postenrollment. Lifetime arrests and age were significant factors in the count of arrests postenrollment. Diverted and voluntary participants had similar numbers of postenrollment arrests (2.5±3.0 and 2.5±3.5, respectively). Differences in mean postenrollment arrests for diverted participants who completed or did not complete TCM were not significant. Diverted and voluntary participants received an equivalent mean number of case management sessions.

Conclusions  Individuals in TCM experienced a reduction in arrests in the 12 months postenrollment.

Abstract Teaser
Figures in this Article

Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.
Sign In Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.
Sign In to Access Full Content
 
Username
Password
Sign in via Athens (What is this?)
Athens is a service for single sign-on which enables access to all of an institution's subscriptions on- or off-site.
Not a subscriber?

Subscribe Now/Learn More

PsychiatryOnline subscription options offer access to the DSM-5 library, books, journals, CME, and patient resources. This all-in-one virtual library provides psychiatrists and mental health professionals with key resources for diagnosis, treatment, research, and professional development.

Need more help? PsychiatryOnline Customer Service may be reached by emailing PsychiatryOnline@psych.org or by calling 800-368-5777 (in the U.S.) or 703-907-7322 (outside the U.S.).

Anchor for Jump
Table 1Negative binomial regression of arrests in the 12-month postenrollment period for 178 transitional case management participants
Table Footer Note

a Incidence rate ratio, adjusted for gender, age, race-ethnicity, diagnosis, homelessness, substance use, lifetime arrests, court diversion, and case management sessions

Table Footer Note

b Entered into the model as a quadratic term because of the curvilinear relationship between age and arrests

+

References

Hogan  M;  Gibbs  L;  O’Donnell  D  et al: New York State/New York City Mental Health–Criminal Justice Panel Report and Recommendations.  Albany,  New York State Office of Mental Health, 2008
 
Criminal Court of the City of New York: 2007 Annual Report.  New York,  Office of the Administrative Judge of New York City Criminal Court, 2008
 
Steadman  HJ;  Naples  M:  Assessing the effectiveness of jail diversion programs for persons with serious mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders.  Behavioral Sciences and the Law 23:163–170, 2005
[CrossRef] | [PubMed]
 
Case  B;  Steadman  HJ;  Dupuis  SA  et al:  Who succeeds in jail diversion programs for persons with mental illness? A multi-site study.  Behavioral Sciences and the Law 27:661–674, 2009
[CrossRef] | [PubMed]
 
Moore  ME;  Hiday  VA:  Mental health court outcomes: a comparison of re-arrest and re-arrest severity between mental health court and traditional court participants.  Law and Human Behavior 30:659–674, 2006
[CrossRef] | [PubMed]
 
McNiel  DE;  Binder  RL:  Effectiveness of a mental health court in reducing criminal recidivism and violence.  American Journal of Psychiatry 164:1395–1403, 2007
[CrossRef] | [PubMed]
 
Steadman  HJ;  Redlich  A;  Callahan  L  et al:  Effect of mental health courts on arrests and jail days: a multisite study.  Archives of General Psychiatry 68:167–172, 2011
[CrossRef] | [PubMed]
 
Solomon  P;  Draine  J:  Jail recidivism in a forensic case management program.  Health and Social Work 20:167–173, 1995
[PubMed]
 
Lamberti  JS;  Weisman  RL;  Faden  DI:  Forensic assertive community treatment: preventing incarceration of adults with severe mental illness.  Psychiatric Services 55:1285–1293, 2004
[CrossRef] | [PubMed]
 
Calsyn  RJ;  Yonker  RD;  Lemming  MR  et al:  Impact of assertive community treatment and client characteristics on criminal justice outcomes in dual disorder homeless individuals.  Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health 15:236–248, 2005
[CrossRef] | [PubMed]
 
Loveland  D;  Boyle  M:  Intensive case management as a jail diversion program for people with a serious mental illness: a review of the literature.  International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology 51:130–150, 2007
[CrossRef] | [PubMed]
 
Morrissey  JP;  Meyer  PS;  Cuddeback  GS:  Extending assertive community treatment to criminal justice settings: origins, current evidence, and future directions.  Community Mental Health Journal 43:527–544, 2007
[CrossRef] | [PubMed]
 
Solomon  F: The CASES Day Custody Program.  New York,  New York City Criminal Justice Agency, 2009
 
Bush  J;  Glick  B;  Taymans  J  et al: Thinking for a Change: Integrated Cognitive Behavior Change Program.  Washington, DC,  National Institute of Corrections, 2011
 
Bonta  J;  Law  M;  Hanson  K:  The prediction of criminal and violent recidivism among mentally disordered offenders: a meta-analysis.  Psychological Bulletin 123:123–142, 1998
[CrossRef] | [PubMed]
 
References Container
+
+

CME Activity

There is currently no quiz available for this resource. Please click here to go to the CME page to find another.
Submit a Comments
Please read the other comments before you post yours. Contributors must reveal any conflict of interest.
Comments are moderated and will appear on the site at the discertion of APA editorial staff.

* = Required Field
(if multiple authors, separate names by comma)
Example: John Doe



Related Content
Articles
Books
The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment, 4th Edition > Chapter 33.  >
The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment, 4th Edition > Chapter 33.  >
The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment, 4th Edition > Chapter 33.  >
The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment, 4th Edition > Chapter 33.  >
Gabbard's Treatments of Psychiatric Disorders, 4th Edition > Chapter 43.  >
Topic Collections
Psychiatric News
PubMed Articles