Hosted by the National Reentry Resource Center, with funding support from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance
Adults with Behavioral Health Needs under Correctional Supervision: A Shared Framework for Reducing Recidivism and Promoting Recovery provided a framework for prioritizing supervision and treatment resources for people based on their level of criminogenic risk and the severity of their behavioral health needs. Building upon this work to serve people with behavioral health needs, diverted from and returning from incarceration, jurisdictions around the country have made progress in using validated screening and assessment instruments to identify substance use and mental disorders and to assess for criminogenic risk factors. However, programs still struggle to incorporate this information into case plans in a way that reflects identified behavioral health and criminogenic needs and optimizes the likelihood of attaining the persons’ goals.
This webinar will provide an overview of a web-based tool that includes key priorities for developing and implementing collaborative comprehensive case plans and will feature grantee profiles as examples of lead case planners (behavioral health treatment providers, corrections, and community supervision). During the webinar, two former Second Chance Act Reentry Program for Adults with Co-occurring Substance Use and Mental Disorders (SCA COD) grantee programs will discuss their successes and challenges in the case planning process. This web-based tool was specifically built based upon experience with SCA COD grantees over the past seven years in order to help the field create case plans that equally utilize criminogenic risk and behavioral health assessments.
By the end of the workshop, participants should be able to:
- Identify key priorities for developing and implementing collaborative comprehensive case plans
- Understand strategies for ensuring that case plans balance behavioral health and criminogenic needs
- Review how to use the web-base collaborative comprehensive case plan tools
- Mark Stovell, Policy Analyst, Behavioral Health, The Council of State Governments Justice Center
- Andre Bethea, Policy Advisor for Corrections, Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice
- Tina Bialas, Clinical Supervisor, Corrections Program & Director of Behavioral Health, Bridgeway Recovery Services, Inc. (Salem, Oregon)
- Levin Schwartz, Assistant Deputy Superintendent of Clinical & Reentry Services, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office (Greenfield, Massachusetts)
- Sarah Wurzburg, Deputy Program Director, Behavioral Health, The Council of State Governments Justice Center
- Adults with Behavioral Health Needs under Correctional Supervision: A Shared Framework for Reducing Recidivism and Promoting Recovery
- A Checklist for Implementing Evidence-Based Practices and Programs (EBPs) for Justice-Involved Adults with Behavioral Health Disorders
- Engaging in Collaborative Partnerships to Support Reentry