The Mental Health Protocol program provides treatment, support and stability to justice involved individuals who struggle with Serious & Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI). MHP utilizes a collaborative and problem-solving approach by connecting individuals to community treatment providers and additional resources. By identifying and targeting participants’ needs, MHP promotes self-sufficiency and enhances public safety. The officers assigned to this program provide intensive supervision and continuous communication with community providers.
Mental Health Protocol is a court ordered condition of supervision. In general, participants that are ordered into the program have been diagnosed with or present indicia of a Serious & Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI) as defined by the DSM V (i.e., schizophrenia, Bi-Polar, Major Depression, Borderline personality disorder).
-Frequent personal contact with the supervising officer
-Comply with assessment(s) and therapy
-Comply with treatment plan
-Maintain stable residence
Participants may step down to general supervision upon demonstrated mental stability as determined by the treatment provider, and after demonstrated medication compliance.