Recommendation ID

Interventions for coordination and delivery of care to improve access and uptake:- What models for the coordination and delivery of care for people in contact with the criminal justice system provide for the most effective and efficient coordination of care and improve access and uptake of services?

Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)

Why this is important:- There is low quality evidence for a range of systems for the delivery and coordination of care in the criminal justice system (for example, drug or mental health courts, and case management).
However, there is clear evidence of poor engagement, uptake and retention in treatment for people with mental health problems in contact with the criminal justice system. A number of models (for example, case management and collaborative care) have shown benefit for people with common and severe mental health problems in routine healthcare settings. A programme of research and development is needed, which will first develop and test different models of care coordination for the delivery of care in small feasibility studies, and then test models that have shown promise in the feasibility studies in large scale randomised clinical trials in the criminal justice system.
Important outcomes could include:
- improved mental health outcomes
- improved access and uptake of services
- reductions in offending and re-offending
- cost effectiveness.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Mental health of adults in contact with the criminal justice system
Date issued
March 2017

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 31/03/2017