Supported by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center recently published a brief that highlights ways in which clinicians can support mental health and criminal justice collaborations using the Sequential Intercept Model (SIM). According to Policy Research Associates, the SIM identifies six intercepts of the criminal justice system including, community services, law enforcement, initial detention or initial court hearings, jails or courts, reentry, and community supervisions. While using this model as a strategic tool to examine how people move through the criminal justice system, incorporating direct clinician interception at various stages can also help agencies develop new strategies for support or offer immediate intervention. This brief shares suggestions for direct clinician involvement within the justice system, examples of successful programs, and an overview of the SIM.
To learn more about the SIM and clinical collaboration, access Embedding Clinicians in the Criminal Justice System.