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Screening and assessment process for substance addiction

Every person booked into jail is screened for substance addiction using validated screening tools. For those that screen positive, a licensed mental health professional administers a validated clinical assessment in a timely manner. Crucial case information is then disseminated to appropriate decision makers to inform pretrial release decisions and the need for further assessments.

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Local Examples

Champaign County, IL Champaign County Sheriff's Office

  • Every person booked into jail is screened for substance addictions using TCUDS.
  • People that screen positive are referred to an on-site clinician who determines if they meet criteria for a full assessment, which is conducted by a qualified clinician in the jail or in the community.
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Douglas County, KS Douglas County Sheriff's Office (DCSO)

  • Every person booked into jail is screened for substance addictions using the Cut Down, Annoyed, Guilty and Eye Opener - Adapted to Include Drugs CAGE-AID tool.
  • Screening results are stored in the DCSO's jail management system (JMS).
  • The JMS sends an automatic alert to a clinician who further screens for alcohol use using the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT-C) and drug use using the Drug Abuse Screen Test (DAST-10).
  • People that screen positive are referred to an addictions counselor for follow-up assessment.
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Pacific County, WA Pacific County Sheriff's Office

  • Every person booked into jail is screened for substance addictions and co-occurring mental illnesses using the Global Appraisal of Individual Need-Short Screener (GAIN-SS).
  • Screening results are collected in an electronic jail management system that can be queried.
  • The screening results inform further assessments and referrals to programs and treatment.
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Type

Policy & Practice

Measures

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