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Processing and Treating Mentally Ill Criminal Offenders: Current Practices

$18.00 [3.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours]

Course Number: #08-673

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CE Course Description

Individuals with mental illness are overrepresented in the U.S. criminal justice system, and many prisons and jails are not equipped to effectively handle this growing population. The purpose of this intermediate level continuing education course, developed using information from the Urban Institute, is to address how those with mental illness are processed and treated in the criminal justice system and discusses the implications of insufficient or inadequate care. The severity of the problem is discussed, as well as policy recommendations and promising strategies to assist mentally ill criminal offenders.

CE Course Objectives

  1. Identify the scope of the problem of mental health illness among individuals involved in the criminal justice system.
  2. Review current practice in the processing of mentally ill offenders.
  3. Assess societal and economic costs associated with recidivism and insufficient care for this population.
  4. Summarize the characteristics of various criminal justice programs and interventions for mentally ill individuals.
  5. Highlight promising strategies to tackle challenges involved in the reintegration of mentally ill offenders into society.
  6. Discuss research and policy recommendations to best serve individuals with mental health problems in criminal justice setting.
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Board Approval Status

Psychiatric Technician

State Board Approval
Alabama YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Alaska YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Arizona YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Arkansas YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
California YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Colorado YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Connecticut YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Delaware YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
District of Columbia YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Florida YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Georgia YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Hawaii YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Idaho YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Illinois YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Indiana YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Iowa YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Kansas We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians approval.
Kentucky YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Louisiana YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Maine YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Maryland YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Massachusetts YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Michigan YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Minnesota YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Mississippi YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Missouri YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Montana YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Nebraska YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Nevada YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
New Hampshire YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
New Jersey YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
New Mexico YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
New York YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
North Carolina YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
North Dakota YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Ohio YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Oklahoma YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Oregon YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Pennsylvania YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Rhode Island YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
South Carolina YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
South Dakota YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Tennessee YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Texas YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Utah YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Vermont YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Virginia YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Washington YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
West Virginia YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Wisconsin YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Wyoming YES! California BVNPT (V10849)

The board approval status information is provided based on our current understanding of the licensing agencies. Please note that it is the responsibility of each licensee to verify acceptance of our courses with their licensing agency.

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