Mentally Ill Offenders
For example, the mental illness that interferes with the capacity of a mentally ill offender to complete their supervision requirements due to delusions, side effects from medications, or cognitive impairments. As mention before, these clients are more difficult to supervise and unpredictable at times. The benefits of supervision are that they lower the danger they present to themselves and others, reduce the risk of committing a disastrous offense after their release, and enable them to adapt better in the community (U.S. Probation & Pretrial Services Texas Northern, n.d). Probation officers have limited mental health training much of their knowledge is based on experience (Brooker & Glyn, 2012, p.