Using Social Innovation as a Theoretical Framework to Guide Future Thinking on Facilitating Collaboration Between Mental Health and Criminal Justice Services

Authors: Hean, S., Willumsen, E., Ødegård, A. and Bjørkley, S.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/22686/

Journal: International Journal of Forensic Mental Health

ISSN: 1932-9903

Offender mental health is a major societal challenge. Improved collaboration between mental health and criminal justice services is required to address these challenges. This paper explores the potential social innovation as a concept that offers an alternative perspective on collaborations between these services and a framework to develop theoretically informed strategies to optimize interorganizational working. Two key innovation frameworks are applied to the offender mental health field and practice illustrations provided of where new innovations in collaboration, and specifically cocreation between the mental health system and criminal justice system, take place. The paper recommends the development of a competency framework for leaders and front line staff in the mental health system and criminal justice systems to raise awareness and skills in the innovation process, especially through cocreation across professional and organizational boundaries.

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Authors: Hean, S., Willumsen, E., Ødegård, A. and Bjørkly, S.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/22686/

Journal: International Journal of Forensic Mental Health

Volume: 14

Issue: 4

Pages: 280-289

eISSN: 1932-9903

ISSN: 1499-9013

DOI: 10.1080/14999013.2015.1115445

© 2015, Copyright © International Journal of Forensic Mental Health. Offender mental health is a major societal challenge. Improved collaboration between mental health and criminal justice services is required to address this challenge. This article explores social innovation as a conceptual framework with which to view these collaborations and develop theoretically informed strategies to optimize interorganizational working. Two key innovation frameworks are applied to the offender mental health field and practice illustrations provided of where new innovations in collaboration, and specifically co-creation between the mental health system and criminal justice system, take place. The article recommends the development of a competency framework for leaders and front line staff in the mental health system and criminal justice systems to raise awareness and skills in the innovation process, especially through co-creation across organizational boundaries.

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Authors: Hean, S., Willumsen, E., Odegard, A. and Bjorkly, S.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/22686/

Journal: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FORENSIC MENTAL HEALTH

Volume: 14

Issue: 4

Pages: 280-289

eISSN: 1932-9903

ISSN: 1499-9013

DOI: 10.1080/14999013.2015.1115445

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