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Chapter 16 - The Cal-DSH Diversion Guidelines

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Published online by Cambridge University Press:  19 October 2021

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Nearly three times as many people detained in a jail have a serious mental illness (SMI) when compared to community samples. Once an individual with SMI gets involved in the criminal justice system, they are more likely than the general population to stay in the system, face repeated incarcerations, and return to prison more quickly when compared to their nonmentally ill counterparts.

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