Leaving Jail

Service Linkage and Community Re-Entry for Mothers With Co-Occurring Disorders

About the Course:

The complex circumstances that lead to the incarceration of women require coordinated multi-agency solutions. Mental health, substance abuse and trauma treatment as well as housing, entitlements, vocational and educational services, are critical elements in successful re-entry programming. This publication addresses service linkage and community re-entry for mothers with co-occurring disorders who have been incarcerated.

Journal/Publisher:

The GAINS Center

Publication Date:

September, 2002

Author

Joan Gillece, Ph.D.

About the Author:

Joan Gillece, Ph.D., is associated with the National GAINS Center for People With Co-Occurring Disorders in the Justice System, a national center for the collection and dissemination of information about effective mental health and substance abuse services for people with co-occurring disorders who come in contact with the justice system.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about service linkage and community re-entry for mothers with co-occurring disorders who have been incarcerated. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Explain the need for programs designed to treat incarcerated mothers with co-occurring disorders and meet developmental needs of their children.

  2. Identify tested ways to build in-jail services, plan effective re-entry, and address gender-specific needs for people with co-occurring disorders in jail.

  3. Describe Maryland programs which have proven successful in handling the multi-faceted needs of inmates with co-occurring disorders.

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