NACo Town Hall                                                Session                                         Our Troops a...
Military      Bases   • Lackland    Air ForceTraining Center   • Randoph • Brook ArmyMedical Center     • Ft. Sam     Hous...
- An Old Slide -                The Jail Diversion Process     Point of Contact with Law              CIT/Deputy         2...
Texas Veteran Jail Diversion                               and Trauma                        Recovery Project (TVJDTR)VETE...
• Prevention                   Diversion           • Treatment                                       • Support            ...
Collaborative Services Sites             Downtown San Antonio                                    7
www.gainscenter.samhsa.gov  800.311.4246
Our Troops are Coming Home       How can we get ready ?• Establish community based practices for diverting veterans with  ...
Thank you !                             www.chcsbc.org Leon Evans, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Center for H...
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Presentation given at the NACo Conference in Pittsburg Pa - Strengthening the Public Safety Net for Veterans and their families.

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NACo Conference Pittsburg PA Veterans Coming Home

  1. 1. NACo Town Hall Session Our Troops are Coming Home Are We Ready? Strengthening the Public Safety Net for Our Veterans and their Families Monday July 16, 2012 Leon Evans Gilbert Gonzales President and Chief Executive Officer Director, Communications and Diversion Initiatives The Center for Health Care Services The Center for Health Care ServicesBexar County Mental Health Authority Bexar County Mental Health Authority San Antonio, Texas San Antonio, Texas levans@chcsbc.org ggonzales@chcsbc.org www.chcsbc.org
  2. 2. Military Bases • Lackland Air ForceTraining Center • Randoph • Brook ArmyMedical Center • Ft. Sam HoustonBRAC: 2.1 Billion in Military Construction Center for the Intrepid
  3. 3. - An Old Slide - The Jail Diversion Process Point of Contact with Law CIT/Deputy 24/7 Crisis Emergency Enforcement Mobile Services Transport Outreach Team to Hospital *Pre-Booking Diversion Referrals to Community Arrested Magistrate Post-Booking Diversion Providers Court Pre-Trial Bexar Community-based Diversion County Jail Wraparound Care Genesis Probation, Incarceration, Treatment in lieu of Parole Incarceration Residential Respite•Non Violent Misdemeanor •Pre Booking/Post Booking •Therapeutic Justice Approach
  4. 4. Texas Veteran Jail Diversion and Trauma Recovery Project (TVJDTR)VETERANS SERVICES program :• inclusion and expansion of trauma specific treatment and trauma informed practice• monitoring of the delivery of veteran peer support services related to behavioral health issues• monitoring of the implementation of family member facilitated family-to-family education groups related to behavioral health issues• developing of collaborative advisory groups for supports and services for veterans and their families to initiate• enhance or expand community resource coordination related to basic needs with community partners, individuals and organizations• linkage to Therapeutic Justice Services
  5. 5. • Prevention Diversion • Treatment • Support Using Training First Therapeutic Responders Courts Using Placing BootsAddressing Peer to Peer On Trauma The Ground
  6. 6. Collaborative Services Sites Downtown San Antonio 7
  7. 7. www.gainscenter.samhsa.gov  800.311.4246
  8. 8. Our Troops are Coming Home How can we get ready ?• Establish community based practices for diverting veterans with mental illness and substance abuse needs from incarceration and ERs• Establish trauma informed and trauma specific services for Vets and training for Staff• Implement or expand Crisis Intervention Training: include PTSD and TBI instruction for Law Enforcement• Establish or expand Specialty Courts: i.e. Veteran’s Court, Mental Health Court and Substance Abuse Court• Establish or expand Peer to Peer Network Volunteer and Support• Establish or expand “Boots on the Ground” case management
  9. 9. Thank you ! www.chcsbc.org Leon Evans, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Center for Health Care Services San Antonio, Texas For additional information contact: Leon Evans, Ph. 210 731-1300 Email: levans@chcsbc.orgFor online access to this presentation please go to http://www.diversioninitiatives.net

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