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Crisis stabilization centers
Crisis stabilization centers provide short-term access to emergency psychiatric services for individuals experiencing crisis. These centers often provide constant supervision throughout a person’s stay. Some centers provide care for less than 24 hours, while others provide short-term residential stabilization services. Policies are established that enable law enforcement officers to efficiently… Read More
Forensic Assertive Community Treatment (FACT)
Forensic Assertive Community Treatment (FACT) adapts the assertive community treatment (ACT) model to serve people with criminal justice system involvement, focusing on preventing arrest and incarceration. Treatment is coordinated by a multidisciplinary team with high staff-to-client ratios that assumes around-the-clock responsibility for clients’ case management and treatment needs. 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
Behavioral health assessment informs in-custody care
The jail uses the results of a behavioral health assessment to inform a person’s treatment and services while incarcerated. Read More
Case management team
Law enforcement officers work with behavioral health professionals and pretrial and probation officers to develop specific solutions to reduce the likelihood someone will have repeat interactions with law enforcement. This approach–which often includes outreach and follow up–aims to keep people connected to mental health and community services and following their… Read More
Co-responder team
Mental health crisis workers ride in patrol cars with specially trained law enforcement officers and, as a team, they respond to mental health calls for service and/or follow up with repeat utilizers. The team also links people with mental illnesses to appropriate services or provides other effective and efficient responses. Read More
Cognitive behavioral therapy
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which is often facilitated by trained corrections professionals, is provided in the jail and community. CBT is designed to solve problems resulting from dysfunctional thoughts, moods, or behavior through brief, direct, and time-limited structured counseling. Specific approaches such as these can target a person’s criminogenic risk… Read More