Intervention Strategies for Offenders With Co-Occurring Disorders: What Works?

About the Course:

This publication was developed through the support of the National GAINS Center of Co-Occurring Disorders in the Justice System, a collaborative federal initiative involving the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, the Center for Mental Health Services, and the National Institute of Corrections. The Center 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.


The GAINS Center

Publication Date:

December, 1997


Roger H. Peters, Ph.D., and Holly A. Hills, Ph.D.

The authors are associated with the Department of Mental Health Law and Policy, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, University of South Florida.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about intervention strategies for offenders with co-occurring disorders. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify key concepts related to the screening and assessment of co-occurring disorders.

  2. Describe primary treatment modalities for those with co-occurring disorders in the criminal justice system.

  3. Explain supervision and case management strategies for offenders with both mental health and substance abuse issues.

Article: Intervention Strategies for Offenders With Co-Occurring Disorders

This public domain article is reproduced from The SAMHSA’S GAINS Center.

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Course Number: 101268
Total Credit Hours: 4cr
Exam Fee: No Longer Available
Format: Online Article
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