Office of Justice Programs (OJP)

Frequently Asked Questions

How do we determine whether the services we offer individuals with mental disorders re-entering the community are effective?

The GAINS Center has developed fact sheets and detailed discussion papers on six evidence-based practices and how they can be applied in criminal justice settings. Three of the evidence-based practices are particularly relevant for individuals transitioning from jail or prison into the community: Assertive Community Treatment, evidence-based housing programs, and supported employment.


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