Getting Arrested CPU / Commissioner – Released on bond Or – Get booked (Suicide Screening by CPU officer, booking officer and medical staff)
If Booked… (Bond Hearing at 1:00 pm) Assessments/Screenings – Pre-Trial Services Unit (PTSU) – CATS – Public Defender – Medical Is inmate a good candidate for Diversion ? Is inmate risk free and okay for general population? What services does the inmate need - referrals
Diversion to the Community Pre-Booking (street/CPU) Post-Booking – At bond Hearing – At Trial – At Sentencing MH Diversion Pilot (small scale) – Primary MH diagnosis – MC resident/homeless – Recidivist – Non Violent Misdemeanor
Diversion Example (they are all different) Chronically/severely mentally ill consumer, stable, RRP resident Highly compliant with complicated prescription combination Quickly decompensates without meds While on weekend pass at home assaults family member and gets charged with a felony assault– on a Saturday night !!! Provider was aware of our services & contacted us and jail staff Communication was facilitated Meds were smoothly prescribed & administered Inmate was sent to CIU for safe housing over the weekend Monday morning – CATS & Pre-Trial collaborated – Provider was contacted to secure bed space & transport – Arrangements we made for bed to bed transfer – The bench was presented with a diversion recommendation – The release order was signed in a way that facilitated his release directly to the provider CATS coordinated all aspects of discharge within the institution
Everybody Goes Sooner or Later Crisis Intervention Unit (C.I.U) Jail Addiction Services (J.A.S) Choices for Change (CFC) –Previously known as MRT G.E.D + High School Work etc
Re-Entry Partners (the dream team) DOCR CATS PATH
Why Re-Entry??? Typical Re-Entry Client Needs: Discharge medications (physical and psychotropic) Ongoing Mental Health Treatment Substance Abuse Treatment Domestic Violence Programs Shelter / Housing Referrals Food Stamps and Food Bank Access to Medical Care Employment and educational programs Supportive Services for Family Benefits ID cards Etc……
Criteria Pending release (30-60 days) No Barriers to Release (i.e. detainers, state prison sentences, Pre-Release Center placement, other pending legal matters, etc) No other case managers actively involved (PEP, Drug Court, etc) Internal tracking and assignment decision tree (just FYI) – DOCR Re-Entry – Sentenced, voluntary participation (can be resident of other jurisdictions) – PATH – MC homeless & Primary MH diagnosis – CATS – MC residents, receiving BH services while incarcerated
Important Contacts DOCR Arrest/ Discharge Distribution List Commissioner (301) 610-7217 CATS (240) 777-9846 Athena Morrow (240) 777-9847 Travis Brown (240) 777-1518 PATH (currently vacant) (240) 777-3353 DOCR Re-Entry Wendy Miller-Cochran (240) 773-9982 Records Dept (240) 777- 9732 Medical MCDC –Rockville (240) 777-9774 Medical MCCF - Boyds (240) 773-9814 CIU Officer Station (240) 777-9760 Pre-Trial Unit (240) 777-9830 JAS - Larry Wilson (240) 773-9732
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