ERIC Number: ED471669
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-May
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Mental Illness, Your Client and the Criminal Law: A Handbook for Attorneys Who Represent Persons with Mental Illness.
This handbook for attorneys represents part of an effort to improve legal representation for criminal defendants with mental illness. The handbook was developed and reviewed by both mental health professionals and attorneys experienced in criminal and mental health law. However, it is not a comprehensive guide on mental health law or on how to represent a defendant with mental illness. It does not address the law as it relates to juvenile defendants with mental illness. It is designed to give attorneys a starting point for their work with their adult clients who have a mental illness, to alert them to some basic legal options that may want to consider, and to give them some ideas about where to go for assistance. (GCP)
Descriptors: Client Characteristics (Human Services), Criminals, Laws, Lawyers, Legal Aid, Mental Disorders, Prisoners
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Univ., Austin. Hogg Foundation for Mental Health.
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Identifiers - Location: Texas