Intercept 3: Post-Initial Hearings: Jail, Prison, Courts, Forensic Evaluations and Commitments
Adult Mental Health Courts (PCCD)
Link to map, as well as other resources related to the Mental Health Court model around Pennsylvania, provided by PCCD.
Allegheny, Berks, Chester, Delaware, Erie, Fayette, Lycoming, Northumberland, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Luzerne, Montgomery, Philadelphia, Washington, and York
Armstrong, Blair, Dauphin, Northampton, and Westmoreland
Forensic Peer Support
- Leading Forensic Peer Support Program in Pennsylvania
- 12 County Community Forensic Peer Support Programs
- 6 County Prisons (Blair, Cambria, Clearfield, Jefferson, Somerset, Franklin)
- 3 Different Models
- In-Prison Individual Mentoring/Reentry
- In-Prison Individual Mentoring + Yale Citizenship Group Classes
- In-Community Individual Mentoring-Probation/Parole/Alt. to Incarceration/Jail Diversion
- Developed by Peerstar LLC in collaboration with Yale University
Cambria, Blair, Somerset, Bedford, Franklin, Fulton, Indiana, Armstrong, Clearfield, Centre, Jefferson, Potter,
Justice Related Recovery Team (JRRT)
- JRRT utilizes a Licensed Professional Counselor and serves approximately 30 inmates in Butler Co. Jail.
- JRRT provides mental health treatment/ case management to individuals ages 18 and above, diagnosed with a mental illness, and incarcerated in the Butler County Prison.
- Inmates are typically referred to the JRRT by the jail counselor if severe and persistent mental health issues are suspected. The goal of treatment is to improve recovery/resiliency skills and reduce recidivism upon.
- Participants have weekly appointments with the Licensed Professional Counselor, and have access to medications outside the Wexford Health Sources formulary.
- The team was initially funded through a Staunton Farms Foundation grant but is now sustained through the county MH/MR office.
For more information, please contact Dr. Renee Anderson at RAnderso@co.butler.pa.us
The MAIN Link – Forensic Peer Support (PA)
Based in Bradford and Sullivan Counties, the MAIN Link provides a variety of peer specialist programs, including peer support for incarcerated consumers.
Click here to contact The MAIN Link - Forensic Peer Support (PA)
Veteran’s Treatment Court
As of June 30, 2012 there are 104 Veterans Treatment Courts in the country with hundreds more in the planning stages. They involve cooperation and collaboration with traditional partners found in Drug Courts and Mental Health Courts, such as the prosecutor, defense counsel, treatment provider, probation, and law enforcement.
Allegheny, Berks, Butler, Chester, Dauphin, Delaware, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Montgomery, Northumberland, Philadelphia, Washington
Program information contained on this website indicates the most accurate listing of ongoing programs within each county, according to the most recent information available to the Center of Excellence. The listing of a specific program here does not constitute an endorsement of the program by the Center of Excellence, nor indicate that this program conforms to an acceptable standard of quality.