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Mental health professional embedded in probation department
Mental health professionals, either employed directly by the community supervision agency or on contract with a community-based behavioral health treatment provider, offer case management and treatment services for people on community supervision in partnership with community supervision officers. Read More
Supported employment
Supported employment assists people with mental illnesses and co-occurring substance use disorders in obtaining stable jobs in the community and provides them with resources they need to maintain employment. Read More
Cross-system homeless outreach efforts
Multiple agencies, including the police department and housing partners, collaborate to identify people who are experiencing homelessness and connect them to housing supports and other services. … Read More
Peer recovery support services
Trained peer specialists who have experience living with mental illnesses or co-occurring mental illnesses and substance use disorders 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… Read More
911 Dispatch Diversion
911 dispatch diversion, sometimes called crisis call diversion, varies across the country. For some communities, this means embedding clinicians in their dispatch centers who can respond to behavioral health crisis calls over the phone and resolve the issue through crisis counseling, needs assessment, or referral to ongoing services. Other… Read More
Reentry case workers
Jail-based case workers connect incarcerated individuals to treatment and other community-based services upon release from jail. Read More
Competency restoration alternatives
When a court determines that a defendant is not competent to stand trial, it often directs the defendant to inpatient treatment at the state hospital until competency is restored and they can return to the court. This is not always an efficient use of resources, and the process may take… Read More
Identify “high utilizers”
Counties are tracking people who frequently utilize multiple systems and designing interventions to address this high-need population. Read More
Jail-based competency restoration
When a court determines that a defendant is not competent to stand trial, it often directs the defendant to inpatient treatment at the state hospital until competency is restored and they can return to the court. This is not always an efficient use of resources, and the process may take… Read More