Presentation on theme: "Using Cross-Systems Mapping to Plan for Mental Health Courts:"— Presentation transcript:
1 Using Cross-Systems Mapping to Plan for Mental Health Courts: Transforming Services for Persons with Mental Illness in Contact with the Criminal Justice SystemUsing Cross-Systems Mapping to Plan for Mental Health Courts:A Tool to Assist Jurisdictions in Developing Effective Jail Diversion InitiativesMODULE I: OPENINGSetting the StageTime: 30 minutesPurposeThe purpose of this module is to connect with participants, to engage participants in a group process, and to establish an open workshop environment. Facilitators welcome participants, introduce the workshop (including its purpose and focus), and clarify logistics.IntroductionThe module itself does not need an introduction.Trainer Note: With the exception of the opening and closing modules, each module will have an introduction.Learning ObjectivesUpon completion of this module, participants will be able to:Engage in a positive interactive process with the groupDiscuss the approach of this curriculum and its major componentsTrainer Note: Length of This SectionThese pages contain a great deal of instruction to the trainers, so it may appear longer than it actually isMany will be anxious to move on and get into the contentIt is important not to take too long with setting the stageIt is equally important to set the stage properlySetting the stage properly helps to avoid problems with the group process or specific participants during the course of the programSlides: 1 through 18Exercises:IntroductionsOpening SlideThis slide serves as the “title page” and welcomeSome groups may wish to have opening remarks by workshop planning committeeLimit remarks from agency leaders or political figures as this can take away from the time available to accomplish the workTake time before the workshop begins to review how the workshop will begin and what kinds of introductions will be madeWelcome the GroupBegin by welcoming the group to the ACTION: Systems Mapping & Action Planning workshopAcknowledge the time participants are taking from their jobs, busy schedules and other priorities and thank them for their participationThis is a workshop, that will focus entirely on the needs of the localityFacilitator Note:Facilitators should give a minimal introduction of the workshop hereA more in-depth introduction can be made after the goal statementA minimal introduction of oneself and PRA should also be provided at this timePatty Griffin, PhDSponsored by Montgomery County Office of Mental Health
2 Policy Research Associates, Inc. Since 1987, a national leader in mental health research and its application to social change.Policy Research Associates, Inc.Take the opportunity to introduce PRAMake the following points:Since 1987, PRA has been a national leader in mental health research and it’s application to social changePRA has provided technical assistance and training to over 100 communitiesPromote best practices to advance mental health services to vulnerable populationsStrong value for helping communities to embark on a trajectory of systems changeThree divisions: criminal justice, juvenile justice and homeless/housingDirect participants to About PRA in the materials packetSponsoring Local AgencyJericho Project, operated by the Mental Health Section of the Shelby County Public Defender’s OfficeShelby County Criminal Justice Mental Health Liaison Amanda SmartThank them for inviting PRA to their community
3 Sequential Intercept Model Munetz & Griffin 2006 A conceptual framework for communities to use when considering the interface between criminal justice, mental health, and substance abuse systems.An organizing tool.
4 A Systemic Approach to the Criminalization Problem No single solution to the problem we are calling “criminalization of people with mental illness” or over-representationThe problem must be attacked from multiple levelsThe “Sequential Filters” ModelWe conceptualized a series of filters. Each filter provides a point to “catch” an individual with mental illness. Over time, the filter rate should increase earlier in the sequence.
5 Sequential Intercepts Best Clinical Practices: The Ultimate InterceptI. Law Enforcement/Emergency ServicesII. Post-Arrest:Initial Detention/Initial HearingsIII. Post-Initial Hearings:Jail/Prison, Courts, Forensic Evaluations & Forensic CommitmentsIV. Re-Entry From Jails,State Prisons, &Forensic HospitalizationV. CommunityCorrections &CommunitySupportMunetz & Griffin:Psychiatric Services 57: 544–549, 2006
6 Sequential Intercept Model Munetz & Griffin 2006 The model envisions a series of points of interception at which an intervention can be made to prevent individuals from entering or penetrating deeper into the criminal justice system.Using the model, a community can develop targeted strategies that evolve over time to increase diversion and linkage to community services.
7 Five Key Points of Interception Law enforcement / Emergency servicesBooking / Initial court hearingsJails / CourtsRe-entryCommunity corrections / Community support
9 Systems Mapping: Creating a Local Map Examine this process in your locality to identify ways to “intercept” persons with severe mental illness and co-occurring disorders to ensure:Prompt access to treatmentOpportunities for diversionTimely movement through criminal justice systemLinkage to community resources
14 Montgomery County Priorities Top FiveHousingCentral Booking for county with inclusion of mental health diversionMore mobile outreach services, including for first episodesCreate Pretrial Services with inclusion of mental health diversionFaster access to psychiatric appointments in the jail and the community
15 Cross-Systems Mapping Train the Trainer State Initiatives FloridaNew JerseyVirginia
16 “I also saw how bringing disparate groups together --- even those with conflicting missions --- could often be effective The power of proximity --- spending time side-by-side --- had pulled us all to compromise in our efforts to help People, not programs, change people. The cooperation, respect, and collaboration we experienced gave us hope that we could make a difference … “- Bruce Perry & Maia Szalavltz, 2007
17 Patty Griffin, PhD Senior Consultant CMHS National GAINS Center for People withCo-Occurring Disorders in the Justice System8503 Flourtown Ave.Wyndmoor PAFax