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From: July 1995

Jail Recidivism in a Forensic Case Management Program

Phyllis Solomon Jeffrey Draine


This article explores the factors related to jail recidivism among clients receiving case management services who were seriously mentally ill, homeless, and former inmates in a large urban jail. The authors interviewed six case managers about 51 clients and examined the use of treatment stipulations as a condition of probation, clients' major diagnostic and behavioral problems, and case management strategies. Clients whose case managers actively sought legal stipulations to case management as a condition of probation and parole were more likely to return to jail. Implications for service planning and future research are discussed.

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