This quality standard covers recognising, assessing and managing mental health problems in adults (aged 18 and over) who are in contact with the criminal justice system (this includes police contact, court and prison custody, street triage, liaison and diversion services, and probation services). It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Keeping quality standards up to date

This quality standard is reviewed each year and updated if needed.

Next review: August 2018

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