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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
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
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
Collaborative comprehensive case plans
Collaborative comprehensive case plans are notedly responsive to factors that are most likely to reduce a person’s involvement in the criminal justice system, such as criminogenic risk, as well as their medical, psychiatric, and social needs. People who are high risk and high need will need the most intensive treatment… 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
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
Crisis lines
Crisis lines provide direct support to individuals experiencing distress via telephone. The lines are typically confidential and can provide immediate support and problem-solving, and well as facilitate referrals to mental health and community support services. Read More