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Jail booking information reviewed by mental health professional

The jail allows their mental health provider to see booking information, which they scan for people that receive or have received treatment from the mental health 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

Madison County, TN Madison County Sheriff's Office

  • Mental health counselors from the jail's mental health partner, West Tennessee Healthcare (WTH), are embedded within the jail and can access the jail's database through an information-sharing agreement.
  • These mental health personnel can remotely access WTH's electronic health record to identify people who have used the provider's services and now have been booked into the jail.
For more information on this example, see this resource:

Policy & Practice


3 - Increase connection to treatment

Last updated: April 21, 2019