Table 2.

Suggested Training and Experience for Forensic Mental Health Professionals to Improve Outcomes of Justice-Involved Individuals With Mental Illness

Enhanced training topics
    Co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders
    Trauma and its sequelae
    Criminogenic factors contributing to recidivism
    Behavioral and physical health care integration
    Specialized justice and mental health collaborative services (e.g., mental health courts, CIT training, and re-entry programs)
    Use of administrative data to inform treatment and enhance outcomes
    Forensic, correctional, and public mental health administration and financing
    Benefits for health care coverage and barriers to care across systems
    Disability entitlements
    Privacy protections and information-sharing across systems and with health information exchanges
Increased clinical exposure to justice and mental health collaborative services, such as specialty courts, re-entry programs, and others