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March 3, 2021

Implementing Specialized Caseloads to Reduce Recidivism for People with Co-Occurring Disorders

It relies on a coordinated and collaborative approach8 and reinforces the need for probation officers to have the appropriate resources to connect people to individualized treatments and supports.

The brief serves as an update to the 2009 publication from The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center titled Improving Responses to People with Mental Illnesses: The Essential Elements of Specialized Probation Initiatives . 9 Since the release of that publication, the use of collaborative comprehensive case management and the incorporation of a team approach among probation and behavioral health professionals are now key components for reducing recidivism.

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