Parole is the supervised release of an individual reentering the community before the end of their sentence, subject to certain conditions and restrictions.

Peer Specialists

Peer specialists are individuals who use their lived experience with mental illness or addiction, or involvement in the criminal legal system, to provide support and guidance to others with similar experiences.

Person First Language

Person-first language is a respectful, empathetic, and destigmatizing reference to individuals, while recognizing the individual as a person first, rather than defining them with a criiminal-legal system status-label alone.


In criminal justice behavioral health, policy refers to the guidelines and principles that shape decision-making and actions related to behavioral health issues.


Post-intercepts are interventions and support services provided to individuals after they have completed their involvement with the criminal justice system to prevent recidivism and aid reintegration into society.


Practices refer to established methods and procedures used in criminal justice behavioral health settings to promote effective and evidence-based interventions.


Pre-intercepts are the determinants of involvement in the criminal justice system, derived from various factors such as childhood experiences, social determinants of health, and systemic inequalities

Pre-Trial Services

Pre-trial services refer to the supervision and support provided to individuals with behavioral health needs while awaiting trial and court proceedings.

Privacy Laws

In criminal justice behavioral health, privacy-laws refer to the legal protections and regulations governing the confidentiality of personal health information.


Probation is a period of supervised release granted to an individual in lieu of any incarceration, or before the end of their term of incarceration, subject to certain conditions and restrictions.

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