The Johnson County Jail Alternatives Program mission is to provide an opportunity for treatment services to individuals with mental health and co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders who have come into contact with the criminal justice system. The program works to connect individuals to the appropriate level of community-based treatment for their mental health and co-occurring needs in hopes of improving their overall quality of life and reducing their involvement in the criminal justice system.
- Identify individuals with mental health and co-occurring disorders through referrals and screenings.
- Connect individuals to community-based agencies and services.
- Provide short-term, intensive case monitoring.
- Provide crisis support and interventions as needed.
- Reduce the number of incarcerated persons with mental health and co-occurring disorders in the Johnson County Jail.
- 18 years or older.
- Voluntary agreement to participate in the program.
- Mental health disorder, co-occurring disorder, and/or brain injury.
- Other diagnoses can be considered on a case by case basis.
- Legal Eligibility: Based on collaboration between the County Attorney, defense attorney, Jail Alternatives staff, probation/parole officer and the judge.
Potential Community Services Connections
- Mental health services
- Substance abuse services
- Medication assistance
- Crisis intervention
- Vocational rehabilitation
- MHDS case management
- Integrated health home
- Residential care facilities
- Supportive community living services
- Transitional housing
General Jail Diversion Information
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