Module 4: Target Population
Module 4: Target Population helps new mental health court teams clearly define their target population in light of local priorities and resources.
- Understand the current state of research on who benefits from mental health courts
- Understand how local conditions can shape criminal justice and clinical eligibility criteria
- Analyze factors for and against requiring a plea for program participation
Provides background reading to introduce you to the topics discussed in this module. All resources are available for free online. You will need access to a computer to complete this step. Estimated completion time: 30 minutes
Covers the key concepts of this module in depth and teaches you everything you need to know to complete the module’s Activities Guide. Presentations consist of 35-45 slides. You control the pace of the Presentation by clicking from one slide to the next. You will need access to a computer to complete this step, and you must have Adobe Flash Player installed on your computer to play the Presentation’s audio and video features. Estimated completion time: 45-60 minutes
Reinforces your knowledge of the concepts you learned in the module. You will need access to a computer to complete this step. Estimated completion time: 10 minutes
Gives you an opportunity to apply the knowledge you acquired from this module’s Prep Work and Presentation and develop resources and processes tailored to your program. You will view videos of an actual court team, discuss issues with your teammates, complete worksheets, and more. Some of the Activities will be completed on your own and others as a group. You may want to print the Activities Guide, although you will also need access to a computer (with Adobe Flash Player installed) to view the accompanying videos. Estimated completion time: 2-3 hours
Suggests further reading—including articles, books, and examples of programs—to supplement what you’ve learned in this module.