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Referral form for family members to identify mental health needs of people in jail
Family members of people in custody can inform the jail of the person’s mental health needs. Read More
Representative planning team
A representative planning team is established that includes key leaders from the criminal justice and behavioral health systems, people who have mental illnesses, mental health advocates, and representatives from county, municipal, and state government, as appropriate. The planning team, which includes a designated chairperson and a project coordinator, has established… Read More
Response policy for law enforcement
A written policy helps officers determine the proper procedure when encountering an individual with mental illness in different scenarios. Read More
Screening and assessment process for mental illness
Every person booked into jail is screened for mental illnesses using validated screening tools. For those that screen positive for serious mental illness, a licensed mental health professional administers a validated clinical assessment in a timely manner. Crucial case information is then disseminated to appropriate decision makers to inform pretrial… Read More
Screening and assessment process for substance addiction
Every person booked into jail is screened for substance addiction using validated screening tools. For those that screen positive, a licensed mental health professional administers a validated clinical assessment in a timely manner. Crucial case information is then disseminated to appropriate decision makers to inform pretrial release decisions and the… Read More
Jail provides referrals upon release
Prior to their release from jail, people receive referrals to treatment as part of transitional case planning. After release, criminal justice and/or behavioral health personnel follow up to ensure that people continue to access treatment in the community. Read More
Medicaid and SSI/SSDI application assistance prior to release
Correctional facilities implement a process that allows jail personnel or staff from an outside entity to assist people in the jail with Medicaid and Social Security Insurance/Social Security Disability Insurance (SSI/SSDI) applications, as well as with the submission of ex-parte/administrative renewals of suspended Medicaid benefits, prior to their release. The… Read More
Mental health personnel reviews law enforcement records
The law enforcement agency allows mental health personnel, often those that are embedded in the agency, to review records in their data system. Mental health personnel can then follow up on calls or encounters that have been flagged as having a mental health component to provide support, treatment referrals, and… Read More
Information-sharing agreements
Agencies establish information-sharing agreements that both protect people’s privacy and support the need to share, with relevant partners, the case-level results of screenings and assessments that inform key decisions related to pretrial release, diversion, discharge planning, and specialized pretrial and post-conviction community supervision. These agreements align with federal and state… Read More