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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
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 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
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