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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
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
Court-based diversion
People in need of behavioral health services are identified and referred to a court-based program in lieu of traditional case processing. These programs often include a supervision component and connections to treatment and services. Read More
Criminogenic risk assessment
A validated criminogenic risk assessment is administered to inform release decisions, such as whether supervision or services are required to reduce the person’s risk of reoffending. 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
Arrest warrants reviewed by mental health provider
The jail allows their mental health provider to see arrest warrants, which the provider scans for people that receive or have received services from their agency. Once identified, the provider can follow up to see if diversion options are available for the person, assist them through the criminal justice process,… Read More