Correction Connections

Below are how many clients have received certain types of services through the BH/CJ grant.

  • Medication Assistance - 6
  • Primary Medical Care - 4
  • Support Groups - 8
  • Transportation - 11
  • Needed Access to Food/Clothing - 15
  • Needed Benefits Counseling - 11
  • Other Needs - 27
  • Received Outpatient Mental Health Care - 20
  • Received Outpatient Chemical Dependency Treatment - 15
  • Legal Assistance / Court / Probation - 49
  • Employment - 47
  • Housing - 26
  • Medicaid/Insurance - 13
Target Group Individuals from Wayne/Holmes for whom mental illness or substance addiction are the primary drivers which have led to their repeated placement in local corrections.
Performance Goal  Identify these individuals and link them with effective prosocial supports to decrease placement within the corrections system.
Where We Started Effective health screening with prompt access to treatment for prisoners who suffer from mental illness is likely to reduce the suffering experienced by these individuals, help to guard against adverse outcomes, and may improve the prognosis for those who would otherwise remain with untreated acute psychosis. Additional benefits include continuity of care for those who remain in prison and psychiatric after-care following release (Birmingham, 2001).
Unique Number Served

140 Wayne/Holmes residents screened

  • 68 who were mentally ill
  • 72 with substance abuse problems
​Current Outcomes Pre-release identification of individuals for whom mental illness or substance addiction are the primary drivers for the behaviors which have led to their placement in local corrections Post-release follow-up on linkages of MI/SA inmates to continuity of care services employment, education, safe housing, social supports, prosocial well-being services, and legal assistance
Other Factors Difficulty finding qualified staff at onset of program. The linkage process has taken more time than originally anticipated.
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