Date & Time
Monday, April 11, 2022, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
110 From Mega Jail to Mini Jail: New Integrated Teamwork Model for Effective Mental Health Management*

This model for managing people with severe mental illness in a mega-jail setting can work in correctional systems of any size. Key components: collaborative teamwork between custody and mental health; population management of inmates with SMI that begins with classification; segregated housing that optimizes greater freedom of movement and socialization in support of mental health treatment; conjoint suicide/crisis prevention; and programming to promote self-responsibility without impacting staff safety.

Educational Objectives

  • List the key elements of collaboration between custody and mental health
  • Describe the advantages of dormitory-style housing units for people with SMI
  • Discuss the challenges in the effective integration of mental health, medical, and custody

Level Basic