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Prescriptions and medications provided upon release
People leaving jail are prescribed and given access to an appropriate supply of needed medications upon release to avoid harmful–and potentially unsafe–disruptions in care. 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
Jail notifies other agencies when a person is released
When a person is released, the jail notifies the relevant courts, probation and parole agencies, community-based organizations, and other appropriate agencies. Ideally, the notification is electronic and automatic. Read More
Community service directory
A resource directory, often kept online, is available to help people with criminal justice involvement and their families identify local reentry resources, including behavioral health services. Read More
Decision matrix informs pretrial release plans
Informed by the results of a pretrial risk assessment, a matrix is used to guide pretrial release decision making. Often, pretrial service agencies use the matrix and then present the result to the judge as a suggested decision. Read More
Electronically capture data
Accurate and accessible data on the number of people with mental illnesses in the jail are collected and stored in an electronic system. An electronic “flagging” process is incorporated as a way to indicate that a person may have a mental illness and that there may be a need to… Read More