¶ … manager (pretrial diversion worker) in this case may adopt best practices in court-based diversion, categorized into 1) specialty mental health, and 2) traditional court. The major portion of literature concerning court-based diversion concentrates exclusively on the former category, wherein attorneys and judges team up with other court officials, case managers, mental health personnel, psychotherapists, other services and the defendant for developing alternatives to treat offenders suffering from mental ailments. It must be borne in mind that there is heterogeneity in mental health courts, with considerable variability among different courts with regards to methods and systems employed in handling mentally-ill persons (Hartford et al., 2004). Numerous communities have insufficient capability of creating specialty courts having committed judges, counsel and staff members. Places wherein specialty courts that haven't been established, whether due to inability or any other cause, must still think about combining problem-solving practices with conventional courtroom practices. One can implement the system in various ways, on a narrower basis, like delaying sentencing until treatment referrals and administering other supports for imprisoned wrongdoers. The diversion initiative must feature cross-sector representatives, which include judges (guides/leaders of planning and administration), defense counsel, police, pretrial workers, court officers, corrections, substance use therapists, mental health therapists and advocates, providers of services like housing, victim services, family, and consumers. This diversity in the committee must essentially suggest intricacy of problems suffered by mentally-ill defendants (Livingston, 2008).
The definition of rehabilitation normally deals with the following three concepts: (1) an intentional or clearly accepted intervention, rather than an unplanned or involuntary occurrence; (2) intervention is targeted at altering some attribute/habit in the offender believed to be at the root of his/her criminal activity; for instance, offender's attitudes, mental health or temperament, cognitive processes, social relationships, employment, and vocational/educational competencies; (3) it aims at making offenders less prone to future violations of law. Empirical evidence reveals that rehabilitation is largely effectual in lowering recidivism…
The authors encourage case managers who have HIV / AIDS patients to make an active effort to move beyond the patient as a number in their load, and understand that these individuals are often so disenfranchised that they so need a medical advocate. In most cases, by the time the case manager becomes involved, the individuals are either so traumatized or so ill that they are most certainly not
Sarah Harris Referred Case: Steve Z, a 15-year-old truant student The subject in the given case is a chronic absentee from school --he regularly skips school without a valid reason, and has received a referral to a family court, which has ordered him to go to school properly; however, he still remains continually (and unlawfully) absent. Unexcused absenteeism or truancy from school is associated with serious delinquency during youth and with considerable
Managers in Criminal Justice The objective of this study is to answer the question of why it is important to distinguish between community settings and correctional settings when providing services to clients. This work in writing will additional answer as to whether every correctional client require the assistance of a case manager and what special population is most likely to required the assistance of a case manager. Finally, this study
Funding Case Management: In the past few years, case management has developed to become a major part of patient-centered health homes and responsible care facilities. Through this process, case managers coordinate care and offer patient education regarding the management of diseases and the symptoms that show the need for a physician. While case management is a vital component of treatment service, its inclusion into the funding structure is dependent on the
This is done for the purpose of having a safe and workable discharge plan. The nurse uses their experience and assessment skills reviewing the patient's current course, past medical history and what family or friend support there is outside the hospital (Case Management, 2009). Case management in the home setting is designed with the same goals in mind as case management in the acute care setting. The role of home
Advance Directives should include documented patient decisions about health care, which should be honored (Advanced practice in nursing: ethical and role issues in end-of-life care, 2004). As medical knowledge and technology increase, so do options for healthcare. When decisions arise concerning the treatment of dying patients, these options present complex ethical dilemmas. Many are faced with decisions about the best treatment to ease a patient's final suffering (End of Life Care: