TITLE

Using Clinical and Criminal Involvement Factors to Explain Homelessness Among Clients of a Psychiatric Probation and Parole Service

AUTHOR(S)
Solomon, Phyllis; Draine, Jeffrey
PUB. DATE
March 1999
SOURCE
Psychiatric Quarterly;Mar1999, Vol. 70 Issue 1, p75
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This study sought to examine the rate of homelessness and the extent to which lifetime homelessness was associated with clinical factors, such as diagnosis and treatment history; or criminal factors, such as criminal behavior and arrest history, among psychiatric probationers and parolees. Nearly half of the clients screened had experienced homelessness in their lifetime. In a logistic regression model to explain lifetime homelessness, significant factors were younger age, less education, a greater number of lifetime arrests, a schizophrenia diagnosis, and reporting both an alcohol and drug problem. Implications for service delivery with this population are discussed.
ACCESSION #
11303808

 

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