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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, and ensure the provider’s involvement in further disposition.

Local Examples

Douglas County, KS Douglas County Sheriff's Office

  • The Douglas County Jail behavioral health provider reviews arrest warrants for people who are receiving or have received mental health services.
  • When identified, the behavioral health professional informs the individual or their case manager and encourages them to contact the court about the charges and to see if diversion is possible.
  • If the prosecutor wants the charges to proceed, the behavioral health professional supports the individual through court processes and ensures coordination of treatment and supervision.
Local Examples

Douglas County, KS Douglas County Sheriff's Office

  • The Douglas County Jail behavioral health provider reviews arrest warrants for people who are receiving or have received mental health services.
  • When identified, the behavioral health professional informs the individual or their case manager and encourages them to contact the court about the charges and to see if diversion is possible.
  • If the prosecutor wants the charges to proceed, the behavioral health professional supports the individual through court processes and ensures coordination of treatment and supervision.
Type

Policy & Practice

Measures

2 - Reduce length of stay
3 - Increase connection to treatment