As we close out another mental health month, we want to shed some light on the progress being made across the United States regarding the mental health of inmates at correctional facilities and that of the officers and staff.
If COVID has taught us anything, it’s that we’re far more capable, adaptable, and resilient than we ever imagined. Moving forward, what we’ve also learned is that we can keep everyone in the facility safer and healthier by thinking a little differently about our technology.
For most justice practitioners, finding ways to help justice-involved people with mental health issues is a daily struggle. The Northpointe Suite can help.
When you think about Northpointe, what comes to mind first? The COMPAS assessment? Our decision tree? Classification? There’s so much more to The Northpointe Suite.
Research suggests between two-thirds and three-fourths of youth in juvenile detention facilities have one or more mental health and/or substance abuse issues. What are juvenile facilities and their jurisdictions doing to help get youth the services they need?
Since your jail is most likely the largest mental health care provider in your community, it’s imperative that you understand the needs of those who are in your custody.
Pretrial procedures, bail reform, release standards, and more are highly localized to your state and jurisdiction. Shouldn’t your pretrial technology be localized as well?
Agencies like yours have a critical role in the safety of your entire community and making a valid identification of every individual who walks through your door can be essential to public safety.
Knowing who is being housed in your facility goes far beyond verifying name and DOB. To maintain the safety of all individuals under your roof, it’s essential that you know not only who they are, but also what their background and risk factors are.
If you’re like many of our clients, you spend so much time elbow-deep in evidence-based practice (EBP) that when it comes time to train a new team member or refresh your processes, it’s hard to separate the theory from the practice.