The growing problem of excessive wait times for competency restoration services has sparked a national conversation as counties struggle to implement viable options with limited resources. This presentation will discuss methods for implementing successful jail-based competency restoration programs to help counties reduce wait times, cost, and adverse interactions between facility staff and incarcerated individuals.
- Describe the clinical components of a jail-based competency restoration program
- Discuss the benefits of a jail-based competency restoration program
- Review the correctional and legal entities with whom collaboration is necessary in an effective JBCR program
Jacqueline Bickham, MD, The Harris Center for Mental Health & IDD