Written by a former mental health practitioner, and current researcher and professor, for future practitioners in all three primary CJ agencies—police, courts, corrections. Uses the US government’s Sequential Intercept Model (SIM) to provide clear, logical organization for multi-disciplinary material. Includes features like career-based spotlights, webliographies, and suggested video resources as well as activities that engage students in critical assessment of the current US MH-CJ environment. Forensic Mental Health: Framing Integrated Solutions describes a criminal justice–mental health nexus that touches every population—a juvenile and adult male and female offenders, probationers and parolees, the aging adult prison population, and victims of crime. In the United States today, the criminal justice system functions as a mental health provider, but at great cost to society.