Justice Initiatives

Scale and Gavel

Valuable public mental health services are necessary to ensure that jails do not replace institutions as an acceptable option for non-violent offenders with a mental illness. When alternatives to incarceration are made available to people, repeat experiences in the criminal justice system are avoided and paths to recovery are created.

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  1. Sequential Intercept Model

Developed by SAMHSA’s GAINS Center, the Sequential Intercept Model is used by OCHN to identify diversion opportunities by filling gaps in behavioral health service along the criminal justice continuum. OCHN is consistently expanding services through grants or collaborative agreements with community partners. 

Sequential Intercept Model SAMHSA

  1. Stepping Up Initiative