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Pretrial diversion
At the pre-adjudication stage, people are identified as having a mental illness or co-occurring substance addiction and are referred to a pretrial diversion program. People referred to the program follow an alternative criminal justice case process and are connected with appropriate services and treatment. Read More
Referral form to alert first responders of behavioral health needs
Typically through completing and submitting a form that includes identifying information, people can notify law enforcement of a family member’s conditions and needs–including mental illness–to better inform personnel for potential future encounters. Read More
Integrated mental health and substance abuse services
Treatment and services are provided to support a person’s recovery from co-occurring mental illness and substance addiction through a single agency or entity. These integrated mental health and substance addiction service programs are evidence-based and have been identified by researchers, experts, and practitioners as effective for adults involved in the… Read More
Mental health courts
A specialty court or court-based program provides supervision and community-based treatment and services in lieu of traditional justice system case processing for those with mental health needs. Read More
Mental health dockets
The court implements a specialized docket that ensures the judge and others in the court are aware of an individual’s mental health needs prior to the trial or hearing. Read More
Forensic Intensive Case Management (FICM)
Case managers use Forensic Intensive Case Management (FICM) to coordinate services for individuals and help them sustain recovery in the community and prevent further involvement with the criminal justice system. Read More
Forensic peer support services
Trained peer specialists who have experience living with mental illness or co-occurring mental illness and substance addictions and have histories of involvement in the criminal justice system provide guidance and support to people with similar experiences who are currently navigating complex systems. These peer specialists also directly facilitate connections with… Read More
Homeless outreach teams
Law enforcement officers, often working as a specialized team with social workers and housing system partners, engage people experiencing homelessness in the community and respond to homelessness-related calls for service in an effort to connect them to housing and other services. Read More
Individual and group counseling is available in the jail
Services that support people with behavioral health needs, including individual and group counseling, are available in the jail. Read More