Mental health of adults in contact with the criminal justice system: draft guidance

NICE, October 2016

This draft guidance seeks to improve the assessment, treatment and prevention of mental health problems in adults. When the guideline is finalised, it will apply to anyone who comes into contact with the English criminal justice system, including time spent serving a community or prison sentence, and any probationary periods. It highlights the need for all staff working within the criminal justice system to receive training to recognise and respond to mental health problems.

Comments and feedback are currently being sought on this draft guidance until 18 November 2016.

Click here to view the draft guidance.

Click here to respond to the consultation.