CCIT Taunton Pre/Post Arrest Jail Diversion Program
The Taunton Jail Diversion Program (JDP), an outgrowth of the CCIT, predates the nationally acclaimed Sequential Intercept Model (SIM). This community initiative consists of several components that allow for multiple points of entry, including incarceration release. The genesis of the JDP evolved from a desire to bring varied disciplines together to conference problematic cases that pose unique issues for police officers, mental health practitioners, probation officers, and concerned staff from a wide range of state and local agencies.
In summary, The Taunton CCIT/SIM offers the following:
** Five days of comprehensive training focused on adult and youth issues.
** Eight hour Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training.
** Instructors for any combination of the program components.
** Consultation and technical assistance in organizing community coalitions and training.
Inmates, families, corrections officers, judges,
prosecutors,and police are in unique agreement
that our broken system of punting the most
seriously mentally ill into the criminal justice
system must be fixed.
U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary
CCIT Taunton Sequential Intercept Model
The Sequential Intercept Model (SIM) provides a conceptual framework when considering the criminalizing of mental illness. It has a primary purpose of Jail Diversion but goes beyond traditional models in a consideration of a series of points of interception where appropriate interventions can be made to prevent an individual from entering or penetrating deeper into the criminal justice system.
CCIT Taunton Technical Assistance: Training Program
This presentation explores and explains the initial organization of a community crisis team and the requisite training that should be the foundation of intervention teams. We also address the crucial component of "staying power"... or how to keep the team cohesive.