Reducing Justice Involvement For People with Mental Illness.

Intercept 4: Re-Entry From Jails, State Prisons and Forensic Hospitalization



Criminal Justice and Mental Health Re-Entry Partnership

Contact

Sheila Silman, M.S. at ssilman@eccaremgt.org or (814) 528-0601

Counties

Erie






Forensic Advocacy Collaboration Team

Contact

For more information, please contact Michael Gorzelic; MGorzelic@northamptoncounty.org

Counties

Northhampton






Forensic Services Program

Counties

Bucks






Justice Related Support Services


Replication Manual

Counties

Allegheny






Medication Management for Jail Discharge

  • Streamlined psychiatric appointments are made available for individuals being discharged from the Bucks county correctional facility with prescriptions and no way of filling them.
  • Procedure:
    • Case Manager establishes the consumer has no way of filling the prescription through normal channels.
    • Case Manager completes a Medical Assistance application for the consumer then calls the Crisis Center at Lower Bucks for a psychiatric appointment
    • An appointment is made for the client to see the psychiatrist prior to running out of medications
    • At the time of the appointment, a psychiatric intake is completed for outpatient services and the consumer sees the psychiatrist for a psychiatric evaluation and medication management
  • Contact

    Dawn Seader, Deputy Administrator Mental Health Services, dlseader@co.bucks.pa.us

    Counties

    Bucks






    Pike County Correctional Facility Programs

    The Pike County Correctional Facility employs three full-time treatment counselors who oversee several recidivism reduction programs.

    Pike County is more than happy to extend invitations to counties who would like to tour the facility and speak to the Warden regarding recidivism programming. Please contact Mary Keller (mkeller@pikepa.org) for more information or to arrange a visit.

    Contact

    Erica Zaleck, Treatment Counselor, 570-775-5500, ezaleck@pikepa.org
    Mary Keller, Treatment Counselor, 570-775-5500, mkeller@pikepa.org
    Terry Mooney, Treatment Counselor, 570-775-5500, tmooney@pikepa.org

    Counties

    Pike






    Pre-Release Center (PRC)

    Counties

    Lycoming




    Prisoner Re-entry Model

  • Persons with a sentence of 3 months or longer in Butler County Prison are given the opportunity to participate in a re-entry program designed to provide continuity of care from prison to community to support the highest likelihood of success after release.
  • Participants work with counselors and a specialized re-entry probation officer in the prison to develop a re-entry plan based on individualized needs.
  • Participants will attend group meetings related to life skills and substance abuse during their prison sentence.
  • Program participants will progress through four stages of re-entry preparation, accruing responsibilities and privileges as they move from one stage to the next.
  • Participants who successfully complete the program will have obtained a driver’s license or state-ID, community service experience, connections to external treatment programs, an AA sponsor, safe and suitable housing, a bank account, and employment or materials with which to obtain employment (i.e. resume, cover letter and social security card) before they are released.
  • Post-release, the re-entry probation officer will provide intensive monitoring for 60 days. The probation officer will assist in overcoming barriers to housing, employment and other issues.
  • Contact

    Warden Richard Schaffer at RShaffer@co.butler.pa.us, Criminal Justice Planner

    Marty Fleischer at CFleisch@co.butler.pa.us

    Jeffrey Bailey at JBailey@co.butler.pa.us

    Counties

    Butler






    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.