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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
Specialized jail personnel
People that enter the jail are identified and connected to treatment by specialized jail staff who have been trained to recognize and appropriately respond to people with mental illnesses. Read More
Specialized probation caseloads
Probation officers are assigned smaller caseloads dedicated exclusively to people with mental illnesses in order to better monitor their supervisees’ treatment progress. Read More
Motivational Enhancement Therapy (Motivational interviewing)
Motivational interviewing is a participant-centric, directive method for enhancing intrinsic motivation to change by exploring and resolving ambivalence. It is an evidence-based practice that has been identified by researchers, experts, and practitioners as being effective for adults involved in the criminal justice system. Read More
Permanent supportive housing
An evidence-based model that combines affordable housing and flexible supportive services for people experiencing homelessness, including those with criminal justice histories and behavioral health needs. Criminal justice agencies can partner with housing agencies and providers to develop supportive housing programs that target individuals who are leaving prisons and jails. Read More