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CIT Expansion in the Commonwealth of Virginia

CIT Expansion in the Commonwealth of Virginia
Presented by: Victoria Cochran, Tim Paul, Patrick Halpern & Joseph Yost

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    CIT Expansion in VA  CIT Expansion in VA Presentation Transcript

    • CIT Expansion in the Commonwealth of Virginia Victoria Cochran, Tim Paul, Patrick Halpern & Joseph Yost 1 st International CIT Conference San Antonio, TX June 2, 2010
    • CIT Expansion in Virginia
      • Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health in Virginia
      • Historical Context of CIT in Virginia
      • CIT Legislation and Codification
      • VA CIT Coalition
      • Essential Elements for New Program Development
      • Practical Implementation of Statewide Expansion
      • Lessons Learned
    • Criminal Justice and Mental Health Transformation Context
    • An Overview of Virginia’s CJ/BH Systems
      • 7.7M total population
      • 134 distinct city and county jurisdictions
      • 39,000 square miles
      • 40 Community Services Boards
      • 16 MH/ID facilities
      • 67 local and regional jails
    • Civil Custody in Virginia
      • Emergency Custody Orders
        • Criteria
        • Length
        • Paperless Execution
    • Historical Context of CIT in Virginia
      • New River Valley Crisis Intervention Team
        • First rural, multi-jurisdictional adaptation of Memphis Model CIT
      • Initial Statewide Expansion Efforts
        • FY2007 funding from VA General Assembly
          • Study feasibility of developing CIT programs in other communities
        • Train the Trainer
          • Development of Thomas Jefferson Area CIT and Hampton-Newport News CIT
    • CIT Legislation & Codification
      • SB 1294 – CIT Program Statewide Development
        • Virginia Departments of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) & Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS)
        • Virginia Code § 9.1-187 through 190
          • Support development & establishment of CIT programs
          • Criteria for assessment of effectiveness
          • Development of minimum training criteria
          • Development of protocol for custody transfer
          • Assess impact and effectiveness
    • Virginia CIT Coalition
    • VA CIT Coalition
      • Mission:
        • To promote and support the effective development and implementation of CIT programs in Virginia in order to improve the criminal justice and mental health systems and help to prevent the inappropriate incarceration of individuals with mental illness.
    • VA CIT Coalition
      • Goals:
        • Assist communities to establish, support and maintain consistent, effective training standards for CIT programs
            • 40-hour CIT Training
            • Dispatcher Training
            • Train the Trainer Training
            • In-service Refresher Training
            • Cross-training Among Stakeholders
    • VA CIT Coalition
      • Goals (Cont’d):
        • Assist communities to establish, support and maintain consistent, effective infrastructure standards for CIT programs
          • Law enforcement and mental health policies and procedures
          • Therapeutic alternatives to incarceration, including improved protocols and assessment site options
    • VA CIT Coalition
      • Goals (Cont’d):
        • Assist communities to establish, support and maintain consistent, effective data collection and information support processes for CIT programs
        • Assist communities to establish, support and maintain effective community mental health and criminal justice stakeholder collaboration
    • VA CIT Coalition
      • Structure:
        • Leadership Committee
          • Provide leadership to and coordinate statewide effort to work in partnership with local communities planning, implementing or maintaining CIT programs
        • Community & Infrastructure Committee
          • Develop minimum standards around community and stakeholder involvement, oversight and infrastructure
        • Training Committee
          • Develop minimum standards for various CIT trainings
        • Data & Evaluation Committee
          • Develop protocol and minimum standards for data collection
    • VA CIT Coalition
      • Meetings & Communication:
        • Quarterly Meetings
          • Program Sharing
          • Technical Assistance
        • Website
          • www.vacitcoalition.org
        • E-Newsletter
        • Email Listserv
    • VA CIT Coalition
    • VA CIT Coalition
    • Essential Elements for CIT Development in Virginia
      • Community & Infrastructure
        • Community Partnerships
          • Oversight
          • Coordination
        • Infrastructure
          • Data Collection
          • Policies
          • Access to treatment and services
            • Receiving Facility, Triage, Assessment, Protocols
    • Essential Elements for CIT Development in Virginia
      • Training
        • Curricula
          • 40-hour Training
            • Program Length
            • Content and Layout
          • Train the Trainer
          • Dispatcher Training
    • Implementation of CIT Expansion in Virginia
      • Training & Mentorship Program
        • Funded through DBHDS in partnership with DCJS
        • Utilization of New River Valley, Thomas Jefferson Area and Hampton-Newport News CIT Programs
          • ‘ Free’ training to new programs in development
          • ‘ Free’ technical assistance and support
    • Progress of VA CIT Coalition
      • 22 distinct CIT initiatives -- representing over 50% of the Commonwealth – are developing or operating CIT programs
      • Over 1,000 law enforcement personnel
      • have received the 40 hour CIT training
      • The 200+ members of the Virginia CIT Coalition work with DBHDS and DCJS to provide technical assistance, resource sharing and guide statutory oversight
    • Rapid Pace of Development 40 hr Trainings:
    • Virginia’s Lessons Learned
      • Context & Consistency Matter
        • Minimum criteria allows for flexibility within unique, disparate communities
      • Partnerships
        • State agency partnerships should mirror local partnerships
      • Community Awareness and Advocacy
        • Local, statewide and legislative outreach and education
      • Data
      • Statewide Communication Mechanism
    • Criminal Justice and Mental Health Transformation Starts with the First Intervention
      • Thoughts or Questions?
      • Victoria Cochran, JD
      • State Coordinator for Criminal Justice & Behavioral Health Initiatives
      • Virginia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services
      • [email_address]
      • Tim Paul
      • Certifications Center Manager
      • Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services
      • [email_address]
      • Patrick Halpern, MPIA
      • Executive Director, Mental Health Association of the New River Valley
      • New River Valley Crisis Intervention Team
      • [email_address]
      • Joseph Yost, MS
      • Jail Diversion Coordinator, Mental Health Association of the New River Valley
      • New River Valley Crisis Intervention Team
      • [email_address]