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Accession Number PB2013-100608
Title Guide to the Role of Crime Victims in Mental Health Courts.
Publication Date Nov 2012
Media Count 64p
Personal Author E. Dodd H. Glassberg
Abstract States has grown rapidly in recent years, from just four in 1997 to more than 175 at the beginning of 2007. Each year, more individuals with mental illnesses involved in the criminal justice system participate in these programs, an increase that has translated into a greater number of victims whose cases are addressed by mental health courts. Many of the policymakers, advocates, and staff involved in designing and operating mental health courts recognize the importance of victims' rights policies in the traditional criminal court context. Yet few of the mental health court programs have similar formal policies for engaging crime victims.
Keywords Caseloads
Court policies
Crime victims
Criminal justice
Mental disorders
Mental health courts
States(United States)
Victims' rights

Source Agency Office of Justice Programs.
Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime.
NTIS Subject Category 91C - Fire Services, Law Enforcement, & Criminal Justice
92B - Psychology
92D - Education, Law, & Humanities
57T - Psychiatry
Corporate Author Council of State Governments Justice Center, New York, NY.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1305
Contract Number 2003-VF-GX-0025

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