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Supported employment

Supported employment assists people with mental illnesses and co-occurring substance use disorders in obtaining stable jobs in the community and provides them with resources they need to maintain employment.

Durham County, North Carolina North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • Specialty mental health probation officers work closely with an Individual Placement Support-Supported Employment (IPS-SE) team to provide supported employment services designed to improve employment outcomes for people on probation who have mental illnesses.
  • The IPS-SE team works with probation officers, treatment providers, and employers to provide these services.



4 - Reduce recidivism

Last updated: July 19, 2023