Surveillance success stories - California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

Date: 2017
(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)


Type:  Fact Sheet/Issue Brief
Author:  Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
Publisher:  Education Development Center (EDC)
State:  California

This story details how the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) improved its systemwide surveillance of suicide deaths and self-harm, including suicide attempts and non-suicidal self-injury. By standardizing its data collection and reporting processes, CDCR was able to better understand and address suicide and self-harm within its prison system.

Settings:  Justice System, Adult Justice System
About Suicide:  Data and Statistics, Behavioral Health Disorders, Self-Injury (NSSI), Suicidal Thoughts and Behavior, Attempts
Planning and Implementing:  Finding and Using Data
Strategies:  Overview of Strategies, Identify and Assist