Court & Prison Services

Court & Prison Services

 

A. An Integrated Dual Diagnosis Treatment & Co-occurring Disorder Services. Innovative Programs to bring the best alternatives for persons with mental health needs who may be jailed.

Family360 works collaboratively with community partners in the criminal justice system to identify individuals with severe and persistent mental illness, serious emotional disturbance, co-occurring substance use disorder, and/or Intellectual /developmental disabilities to offer appropriate treatment and support in lieu of incarceration when appropriate.

Family Services are not meant to allow someone to avoid the legal penalties for their personal behaviors, but to offer an alternative to incarceration.  The focus of the programs is on personal responsibility with close monitoring.

Anyone can refer an individual for jail diversion or mental health court.  Each case is reviewed on an individual basis.  The primary difference between Jail Diversion and Mental Health Court is the level of care and support given.

B.   PRISON DIVERSION SERVICES:

Prison Diversion Services are for individuals with a suspected mental health need as noted above and who are alleged to have committed a misdemeanor or certain felonies and who agree to participate in the diversion process. Diversions can occur at pre-booking or post-booking. Each diversion is different and based on the situation and needs of the person served.  Each diversion has a detailed individual agreement that is developed and signed by the individual, law enforcement liaison and the court representative.  If more than one appointment is missed, the person returns to court for sentencing on the original charge.

C.  LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICES:

  • Family360 evaluates people in crisis at County Jails
  • Family360 provides psychiatric consultation to inmates as requested
  • Family360 Peer Support Specialist may assist inmates with Medicaid applications
  • Family staff provides support and training to law enforcement agencies regarding mental health issues and services offered at Family360.