Mental Health Protocol

This program is a collaborative effort among Adult Probation, the MHMR Board and the Base Service Units to provide mental health screenings, case consultation, intensive supervision, treatment and medication monitoring for those clients who are court ordered to participate in the Mental Health Protocol. Compliance with the forensic mental health treatment plan is enforced as a condition of probation/parole.

Eligibility
Generally, all individuals that are currently involved in the mental health system, or have had previous mental health treatment are considered for acceptance into this Program. Each court ordered offender is evaluated for appropriateness to be supervised under the Mental Health Protocol. If, after a thorough assessment process, it is determined that the offender is not appropriate for the Mental Health Protocol, the offender will be re-assigned to the appropriate unit within the Adult Probation Department.

Supervision Requirements
The Mental Health Probation Officer Specialist will have a personal contact with the mental health offender within 7 working days of case assignment. A referral will then be made to Human Services, Inc. for an intake interview and assessment, to determine an appropriate treatment plan.

This program consists of 3 phases:

Phase One (Minimum 12 Weeks)
It requirements include 1 personal contact per week, 1 collateral contact per week, maintain stable residence, comply with treatment plan, and taking medication as prescribed. The supervision level may be moved to the next phase with supervisory approval.

Phase 2 (Minimum 8 Weeks)
It requirements include 2 personal contacts per month, 2 collateral contacts per month, maintain stable residence, comply with treatment plan, and taking medication as prescribed.

Phase 3 (Minimum 4 Weeks)
It requirements include 1 personal contact per month, 1 collateral contact per month, maintain stable residence, compliance with treatment plan, and taking medication as prescribed.