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Office of Mental Health

Appendix A
General References & Resources

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Organizations

NAMI – New York State Criminal Justice Project
This project is headed by a Criminal Justice Coordinator who helps families access information when a family member is in trouble and faces criminal charges. The Coordinator also works with NAMI-NYS affiliates to provide education on criminal justice issues and works to improve mental health training programs for law enforcement, court officials and correctional personnel.

Robert K. Corliss, MA
Criminal Justice Coordinator
NAMI – New York State
260 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12210
(518) 462-2000
Fax: (518) 462-3811
www.naminys.org
E-Mail: naminys@knick.net
www.naminys.org 1-800-950-FACT

National Institute of Corrections (NIC) – Information Center
NIC provides training, technical assistance, information services, and policy/program development assistance to Federal, State, and local corrections agencies.

NIC – Information Center
1960 Industrial Circle, Suite A
Longmont, Colorado 80501
(800) 877-1461
(303) 682-0213
Fax: (303) 682-0558
www.nicic.org

The GAINS Center Policy Research, Inc.
The National GAINS Center for People with Co-Occurring Disorders in the Criminal Justice System (GAINS) is a national locus for the collection and dissemination of information about effective mental health and substance abuse services for people with co-occurring disorders who come in contact with the justice system. They provide technical assistance to states, localities and criminal justice and provider organizations that are in the process of developing or implementing services to people with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders in the justice system. The emphasis is on serving individuals at all stages of the justice system – law enforcement, jails, prisons, probation, and parole. The Center provides special attention to the needs of women and juveniles and seeks the active involvement of consumers and family members.

The GAINS Center Policy Research, Inc.
345 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
(800) 311-4246 (voice)
(518) 439-7612 (fax)
gains@prainc.com

New York State Conference of Local Mental Hygiene Directors

The New York State Conference of Local Mental Hygiene Directors is a statewide membership organization that was statutorily incorporated under Article 41 of the Mental Hygiene Law in 1977. They have statutory responsibility to comment upon proposed rules, regulations and policies involving local mental hygiene services plans and programs. The Conference is comprised of local mental hygiene directors and commissioners in all of the 57 counties and the City of New York. The conference advances state and local policies, practices, laws, regulation and funding for the purpose of ensuring comprehensive, integrated and cost-effective system of care to meet the needs of those persons, and there families, affected by mental illness, developmental disability and/or chemical dependency.

Conference of Local Mental Hygiene Directors, Inc.
99 Pine Street
Albany, NY 12207
(518) 462-9422
Fax (518) 465-2695
E-mail: clmhd@clmhd.org
www.clmhd.org

Periodicals

Jail Suicide Update – quarterly update available free from:
Lindsay M. Hayes
National Center on Institutions and Alternatives
40 Lantern lane
Mansfield, MA 02048
(508) 337-8806
http://www.ncianet.org/ncia

Correctional Mental Health Report – published 6 times annually at $152 per year
Civic Research Institute
4490 Route 27
P.O. Box 585
Kingston, NJ 08528
civres2@aol.com

Bureau of Justice Statistics – periodic bulletins available from:
Justice Statistics
Clearinghouse/NCJRS
U.S. Dept of Justice
Bureau of Justice Statistics
Washington, DC 20531

Correct Care – Newsletter of the National Commission on Correctional Health Care, quarterly publication, free subscription available from:
National Commission on Correctional Health Care
2105 North Southport
Chicago, IL 60614

Detention Reporter - monthly publication ($48.00/yr.; $80.00/2 yrs.)
Detention Reporter
P.O. Box 234
Kent Hill, ME 04349

Mental Health Law News – monthly publication ($79.00/yr.)
Interwood Publications
3 Interwood Place
P.O. Box 20241
Cincinnati, OH 45220

Community Mental Health Report – published six times annually ($152. per year)
Civil Research Institute
4490 US Route 27
P.O. Box 585
Kingston, NJ 08528

Books & Articles

Correctional health care – forms, checklists, and guidelines. (1999) Aspen Publications, Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Correctional mental health care, standards & guidelines for delivering services. (1999) National Commission on Correctional Health Care, Chicago, Illinois.

Cohen, Fred. The mentally disordered inmate and the law. (1998). Civic Research Institute, Kingston, NJ.

Drapkin, Martin. Management and supervision of jail inmates with mental disorders. (1999). Civic Research Institute, Kingston, N J.

Irwin, John, The Jail – Managing the Underclass in American Society, Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1985.

Leger, Robert and John Stratton, The Sociology of Corrections, New York, NY: John Wiley and Sons, 1976.

Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York, Subtitle AA, Chapter 1, Part 7000, Minimum Standards and Regulations for Management of County Jails and Penitentiaries.

Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York, Subtitle AA, Chapter 2, Part 7500, Minimum Standards and Regulations for Management of City Jails, Town and Village Lockups.

Toch, Hans, Living in Prison, New York, NY.: The Free Press, 1977.