Date & Time
Tuesday, October 3, 2023, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
438 Innovations in Jail-Based Competency Restoration*

Jail-based restoration of competency treatment is an established alternative to inpatient hospitalization in multiple states, which presents new opportunities for jails already challenged with responsibility for growing numbers of individuals with serious mental illness and incompetency to stand trial. JBCT programs can reduce bed days, cost, behavioral disturbances, liability, aggression, and suicide risk, and avert litigation.

Educational Objectives
  • Discuss the primary objectives of the jail-based competency treatment model for augmenting state forensic hospitalization
  • Review the potential advantages of hosting a jail-based competency treatment program
  • Compare Early Access and Stabilization Services and off-ramping models

Level: Advanced