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The Resource A court of refuge : stories from the bench of America's first mental health court, Ginger Lerner-Wren, Rebecca A. Eckland

A court of refuge : stories from the bench of America's first mental health court, Ginger Lerner-Wren, Rebecca A. Eckland

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A court of refuge : stories from the bench of America's first mental health court
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A court of refuge
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stories from the bench of America's first mental health court
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Ginger Lerner-Wren, Rebecca A. Eckland
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court of refuge
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stories from the bench of Americas first mental health court
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eng
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"As a young lawyer, Judge Ginger Lerner-Wren bore witness to the consequences of an underdeveloped mental health care infrastructure. Unable to do more than offer guidance, she watched families being torn apart as client after client was ensnared in the criminal justice system for crimes committed as a result of addiction, homelessness, and severe mental illness. She soon learned that this was not an isolated issue--The Treatment Advocacy Center estimates that in 44 states, jails and prisons house ten times as many people with serious mental illnesses than state psychiatric hospitals. In A Court of Refuge, Judge Lerner-Wren tells the story of how the court grew from an offshoot of her criminal division held during lunch hour without the aid of any federal funding, to a revolutionary institution that has successfully diverted more than 17,000 people with serious mental illness from jail and into treatment facilities and other community resources. Working under the theoretical framework of therapeutic jurisprudence, Judge Wren and her growing network of fierce, determined advocates, families, and supporters sparked a national movement of using courts as a place of healing. Poignant and sharp, Lerner-Wren demonstrates that though mental health courts offer some relief in underserved communities, they can only serve as a single piece of a new focus on the vast overhaul of the policies that got us here. Lerner-Wren crafts a refreshing possibility for a future where our legal system and mental health infrastructure work in step to decriminalize rather than stigmatize"--
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In A Court of Refuge, Judge Ginger Lerner-Wren tells the story of how the first dedicated mental health court in the United States grew from an offshoot of her criminal division, held during lunch hour without the aid of any federal funding, to a revolutionary institution. Of the two hundred thousand people behind bars at the court's inception in 1997, more than one in ten were known to have schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or major depression. To date, the court has successfully diverted more than twenty thousand people suffering from various psychiatric conditions from jail and into treatment facilities and other community resources
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10625000
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Lerner-Wren, Ginger
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345.73/01
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Eckland, Rebecca A.
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  • Mental health courts
  • Mentally ill offenders
  • People with mental disabilities and crime
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • LAW
  • MEDICAL
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
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adult
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stories from the bench of America's first mental health court
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A court of refuge : stories from the bench of America's first mental health court, Ginger Lerner-Wren, Rebecca A. Eckland
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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text
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on1004424857
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1 volume.
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9780807086988
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2017044843
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)1004424857
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A court of refuge : stories from the bench of America's first mental health court, Ginger Lerner-Wren, Rebecca A. Eckland
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1004424857
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780807086988
Lccn
2017044843
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1004424857

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