We investigated whether Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) combined with Integrated Dual Diagnosis Treatment (IDDT) is associated with a decrease in nuisance acts and crime convictions in dual-diagnosis repeated offenders. Forty-three patients were monitored from 21 months before until 12 months after the start of ACT-IDDT, using police data and the Health of the Nation Outcome Scales (HoNOS). Results show that while nuisance acts and convictions increased in the 21 months before the start of ACT-IDDT, nuisance acts decreased and convictions stabilized during the next 12 months. The decrease in nuisance acts was associated with a decrease in substance abuse.

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Keywords Assertive community treatment, Crime, Dual-diagnosis, Integrated dual diagnosis treatment, Nuisance
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10597-011-9406-9, hdl.handle.net/1765/25733
Citation
Staring, A.B.P, Blaauw, E, & Mulder, C.L. (2011). The Effects of Assertive Community Treatment Including Integrated Dual Diagnosis Treatment on Nuisance Acts and Crimes in Dual-Diagnosis Patients. Community Mental Health Journal, 1–3. doi:10.1007/s10597-011-9406-9