Mental Health Delivery System
This system is part of a holistic approach to the assessment, treatment and management of mental illness and behavioral problems. Mental Health services are provided in State Prisons and Probation Detention Centers (PDC).
State Prisons & PDCS
- Staffing includes mental health administrators, support staff, psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors, nurses, and activity therapists;
- Staff provides continuous services to mentally ill offenders;
- Services include psychopharmacological treatment, individual and group treatment, activity therapy, and integrated dual diagnosis treatment for inmates with co-occurring substance abuse problems;
- Staff also provides consultations to security on disruptive and violent inmates, and consultations to medical on medical-psychological issues.
Two major mental health cost avoidance and cost containment initiatives include utilization management and telemental health.