Select a disorder that has been discussed in this course. Choose a case study from the Clinical Case Studies journal that discusses the selected disorder via the University Library. Imagine this individual has entered the correctional system and needs a plan for the delivery of services while he or she is in the correctional facility, as well as a plan for re-entering into society once his or her time has been served. You have been asked to create and justify this plan using current research. How mental illness affect recidivism

Studies have found that prisoners with severe mental illness are more likely to reoffend (i.e. have higher rates of recidivism). These inmates may experience unique difficulties upon release or entry, prolonging the period of reincarceration. For example, they may need to seek psychological treatment in addition to housing and employment. Federal agencies, as well as criminal justice and mental health professionals, have developed guidelines for minimizing recidivism among prisoners with mental illness (King et al., 2018). The recommendations include: Risk Assessment Individuals should be assessed as soon as possible after booking and during contact with the criminal justice system to detect substance abuse and mental health issues. It is important to assess a person’s likelihood of recidivism using risk factors for recidivism, such as criminal history, strained family relationships, and antisocial personality traits (King et al., 2018). tissue care. Treatment strategies should be tailored to meet substance abuse and mental health needs in prison and after release. Examples include cognitive behavioral therapy, which attempts to treat dysfunctional thoughts, emotions, or behaviors through counseling, and psychopharmacology, which uses drugs to relieve depression, psychosis, or anxiety. continue…

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