Implementation and Impact of the Central District of California's Suicide Prevention Program for Federal Sex Crime Defendants

Byrne, James M.; Rebovich, Donald; Lurigio, Arthur; Miofsky, Karin Tusinski; Stowell, Jacob
June 2012
Federal Probation;Jun2012, Vol. 76 Issue 1, p3
The article discusses the Sharper Future suicide prevention program in California for sex crime defendants. The implementation of the program which include pretrial risk assessment and program capacity is detailed. It notes that its impact would look into the defendants' adjustment, coping and change. Results generally showed positive outcome in the day-to-day functioning, awareness, level of trust and self-control of the defendants.


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