Schizophrenia is overrepresented in the criminal justice system, particularly in correctional facilities, with prevalence estimated at 2% to 6.5% in state prison inmates vs. 1.1% in the U.S. adult population. Individuals with schizophrenia may be more resistant to medication as the delusions, hallucinations, and disturbed thinking make it difficult for them to realize that they have a mental illness. Unfortunately, these individuals have a hard time in corrections, ending up with longer sentences as they are unable to comply with instructions and rules.
Join us for a discussion of treatment options that are long-lasting, easy to administer, and do not rely on daily compliance. Find solutions to help individuals establish control over their behaviors and have more success when they leave correctional facilities.
- Summarize relevant treatment guidelines for incarcerated individuals with schizophrenia
- Describe barriers to schizophrenia treatment
- Discuss future directions in schizophrenia treatment
Allison Genberg LCSW, CCHP, Behavioral Health Director, YesCare