Statewide Survey of Living Arrangements for Conditionally Released Insanity Acquittees

David Novosad, Juliet Follansbee, Shelley Banfe, Joseph D. Bloom

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Abstract

There is a large population (n =389) of insanity acquittees on monitored conditional release in Oregon. This article focuses on the living situation for these individuals, which can range from a secure residential treatment facility to independent living. This article will define all the different placement options available and then review the current living situation for all conditionally released insanity acquittees in the state of Oregon on a single day, February 1, 2014. This article shows that the majority of individuals on conditional release live in the most highly structured settings available. The article then ends with a discussion of these findings, including a comparison of current placement options, with previous descriptions in the literature demonstrating that current community options offer more structure and more individuals reside in structured settings than was previously the case. Current findings will be related to inpatient psychiatric bed reduction strategies and the question of possible transinstitutionalization. Copyright

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)659-665
Number of pages7
JournalBehavioral Sciences and the Law
Volume32
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2014

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Law

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