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Harmonizing Databases? Evaluating Effectiveness of A Statewide Public Mental Health Reentry Program [English and Spanish versions]
Psychiatry Information in Brief
  • Stephanie W. Hartwell, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Xiaogang Deng, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • William H. Fisher, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Carl E. Fulwiler, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Debra A. Pinals, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Publication Date
6-2012
Document Type
Research in the Works
Abstract

A Spanish translation of this publication is available to download under "Additional Files" below.

Describes a study which will establish a combined dataset “harmonizing” existing administrative databases to evaluate the effectiveness of the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health’s Forensic Transition Team (FTT). The FTT is a case coordinator-based reentry program that serves persons with serious mental illness (SMI) transitioning from prisons. As needed, the FTT coordinators advocate for clients by attending discharge-planning meetings, providing linkages to providers, and tracking clients’ progress for three months post-release.

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0
Keywords
  • Prisoners,
  • serious mental illness,
  • community re-entry,
  • transition,
  • databases,
  • Spanish
Citation Information
Stephanie W. Hartwell, Xiaogang Deng, William H. Fisher, Carl E. Fulwiler, et al.. "Harmonizing Databases? Evaluating Effectiveness of A Statewide Public Mental Health Reentry Program [English and Spanish versions]" (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/carl_fulwiler/29/