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ERIC Number: EJ1052095
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 71
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1049-7315
Individual Factors Predicting Mental Health Court Diversion Outcome
Verhaaff, Ashley; Scott, Hannah
Research on Social Work Practice, v25 n2 p213-228 Mar 2015
Objective: This study examined which individual factors predict mental health court diversion outcome among a sample of persons with mental illness participating in a postcharge diversion program. Method: The study employed secondary analysis of existing program records for 419 persons with mental illness in a court diversion program. Results: Analysis revealed that unemployment was a significant predictor of program completion. Employment and symptom severity were predictive of partial program completion, while participants who did not complete programming were more likely to have a concurrent disorder and were more likely to be residentially unstable than participants who did complete programming. Conclusion: These findings discuss characteristics of persons with mental illness, as they relate to the likelihood of completing diversion programming.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada