Addressing the COVID-19 pandemic among justice involved persons with mental illness


This page contain the latest version of the COVID-19 forensic mental health compendium. Below you can scroll through the policies, measures and changes that have been implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic for various countries.

The Compendium is organized per type of information:

1.    Changes in legislation or justice procedures

  • For example: Mental health act changes, tele-psychiatry, tele-court appearances, changes in review board hearings, etc.

2.    Changes in institutional practices

  • For example: Visits, hygiene, restrictions, staff to patient ratios, kitchen, clinical practices and activities, screening, etc.

3.    Empirical studies, reviews and opinion pieces

  • For example: On staff perceptions, patient experiences, practical recommendations, etc.

4.    Information watch

  • For example: Agencies that are closely monitoring specific themes such as number of COVID19 cases in prison.

5.    Programs in response to COVID-19

  • For example: Educational program for chronic patients on life hygiene habits.


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