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The Role of the Halfway House in Community Mental Health Programs in the United Kingdom and America
ELLY JANSEN
Am J Psychiatry 1970;126:1498-1504.
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Founder and director, the Richmond Fellowship, 8 Addison Rd., Kensington, London W 14, England, and of the Richmond Fellowship of America

1970, American Psychiatric Association

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The author discusses various approaches to halfway house operations, including the emergence of a philosophy arising from an experimental project in England and the subsequent establishment of a halfway house organization. She reviews problems encountered in setting up adequate halfway house facilities and government attitudes in the U. K. and the U. S. and makes suggestions for initiating a flexible yet consistent halfway house program.

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