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VISN-7 VJO Team Deputy Network Director Network Homeless Coordinator Network Patient Safety Officer Veteran Justice Outreach Specialists Veterans Advocates Transitional Patient Advocates Reentry Specialists Homeless Program Managers
Mapping VJO has identified: Courts Law Enforcement Detention Centers With Points of Contact Address: Location and Email Telephone Number
Sequential Intercept Model Basic Framework on which program was designed. Points of Intercept Law Enforcement and Emergency Services Initial Detention and Initial Hearings Jail, Courts, Forensic Evaluation and Forensic Commitments Reentry from jails, prisons and forensic hospitalization Community Corrections and Support
Law Enforcement and Emergency Services VISN-7 Patient Safety Officer established a dynamic partnership with EES and NAMI to provide training to Law Enforcement and VA Staff. Georgia CIT Advisory Board Mission: Train Law Enforcement to effectively assist individuals with mental illness and brain disorders who are in crisis, thereby advancing public safety and reducing the stigma commonly associated with Mental Illness.
Initial Detention and Initial Hearings Respond to referrals from Law Enforcement, Families and Veterans. Veteran Advocates visit in the Detention Centers Veteran Advocates provide education to Detention Center and Law Enforcement Staff Veteran Advocates attend the Initial Hearings with the Veterans
Jail, Courts, Forensic Evaluation and Forensic Commitments Veterans Justice Outreach Specialist contacts the Diversion, Mental Health and Drug Courts. Form letter of introduction Follow-up telephone contacts Visits to the Courts meeting with staff
Veterans Court at Stand Down in Atlanta Staff talked with Judge Bethel and introduced the idea of a Veteran’s Court. Staff met with staff from the Court and discuss the concept. Court Staff expressed interest and invited Judges, Pretrial Intervention, Solicitors Office and Planned a VISN wide training by Steve Binder
First Veteran’s Court Forsyth, Georgia Result of a positive experience of a Veteran and his family First Veteran was a success story Chief MH-RRTP and the Court are working on a transition process for referral.
Additional Veterans Courts Savannah, Georgia Richmond County (Augusta Georgia) Columbus, Georgia Montgomery Alabama Phenix City, Alabama Tuskegee, Alabama
Reentry from Jails, Prisons and Forensic Hospitalization Two VISN level Reentry Specialist who visit all State and Federal Prisons meeting with the Veterans and assessing those within 6-months of release. Screened 700 FY2009 161 State Prisons/9 Federal Prisons NHC is working with the DMH Forensic Unit to schedule a training program and develop a system of both communication and referrals.
Community Corrections and Support Probation and Parole Individual contacts Meetings with State Office Staff Participate in State Training Conferences Presentations at Annual State Conference Member of State and DeKalb County Advisory Boards