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Electronically capture data

Accurate and accessible data on the number of people with mental illnesses in the jail are collected and stored in an electronic system. An electronic “flagging” process is incorporated as a way to indicate that a person may have a mental illness and that there may be a need to share this information for proper connection to care. Baseline data are also collected on the general population in the jail for comparison.

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Local Examples

Johnson County, KS My Resource Connection and Jail Information Management System

  • The county developed an integrated data sharing system for criminal justice and community-based service providers.
  • The software flags mutual clients among various community agencies while avoiding the sharing of protected health information without required releases.
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Policy & Practice



Last updated: April 21, 2019