Evaluation and treatment of insanity acquittees in the community

J. D. Bloom, M. H. Williams, J. L. Rogers, P. Barbur

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Abstract

This paper describes the monitored outpatient treatment program for Psychiatry Security Review Board (PSRB) clients in the largest single community treatment agency in the Oregon system. We describe 161 persons referred to this agency for evaluation and treatment. Ninety-one PSRB clients received treatment and of this group 51% had their conditional release revoked by the PSRB. The most frequent cause of revocation was noncompliance with treatment. There were only 11 crimes committed during the study period, four of which were in the felony range. The majority of PSRB clients are chronically mentally ill persons. We discuss both the treatment approach and our results in light of a recently published research agenda for insanity acquittees.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)231-244
Number of pages14
JournalBulletin of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
Volume14
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Law

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Bloom, J. D., Williams, M. H., Rogers, J. L., & Barbur, P. (1986). Evaluation and treatment of insanity acquittees in the community. Bulletin of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, 14(3), 231-244.