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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
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
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
Jail booking information reviewed by mental health professional
The jail allows their mental health provider to see booking information, which they scan for people that receive or have received treatment from the mental health agency. Once identified, the provider can follow up to see if diversion options are available for the person, assist them through the criminal justice… Read More
Jail in-reach by community-based services
Community-based service providers–including mental health providers, substance addiction treatment providers, housing services, and probation and parole agencies–work with the jail to connect with people while they are in custody. This helps to ensure a “warm hand-off” to service providers upon release. 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
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 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