RESTORATION OF RIGHTS SUMMIT. MENTAL HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES. More effective outreach; Transportation enhancement; Community Crisis Teams; Utilize a data driven approach – initial costs offset re-incarceration; Fund social workers and measure outcomes;
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MENTAL HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES
Community Crisis Teams;
Utilize a data driven approach – initial costs offset re-incarceration;
Fund social workers and measure outcomes;
Increase pre-release education with emphasis on “staying well” not just one EOS visit;
Improve post-release community education and linkages;EFFECTIVE/INNOVATIVE ELEMENTS
1. Identify the homeless inmate due to special needs and historical lack of follow-through.
Under state law, judge unable to re-consider sentence once issues are identified to afford the specific services.
Levels of expertise of the community providers.
Work with the highest risk factors – inmates with co-occurring disorders.
Housing issues.INEFFECTIVE/BARRIER ELEMENTS
Expand post-release outreach for ex-offenders with severe mental illness and/or medically complex conditions focusing on treatment compliance and social support systems.
Emphasize housing, transportation and supportive employment that SSI/SSDI eligibility.
Increase use of split sentencing and creative sentencing with treatment conditions on probation.
Improve data collection and analysis to enhance decision-making for future recommendations; focus on outcome measures.
Use of Felony Forensic, Mental Health Courts and Outpatient Baker Act to ensure treatment compliance.
Develop an action plan that will insist all stakeholders (cities, counties, DCF, DOH, DC, APD, VA, and Providers, etc,) participate in re-entry initiatives which recognizes this as a societal and public-safety issue.
Explore and expand existing best practices. Such as:
Expand existing MOU/MOA with DCF, to include APD and other state agencies.
Expand DC Re-Entry Initiatives.
Use video technology to link resources to inmates for pre-release screening. Such as: SSI applications and Telemedicine.
Medication funding for post-release inmates with incentives for compliance.
Mental Health and Health Services