The program will screen offenders in four judicial districts for mental illness and divert such individuals out of the criminal justice system and into Community Treatment Programs. Senate Bill Staff will also learn to administer the Colorado Criminal Justice Mental Health Screen for Adults (CCJMHS-A) and all procedures recommended to make a mental health referral for offenders with potential mental health issues. For more information, please contact Liz Craig at or [email protected]
Program candidates undergo mental health screening and assessment. Participants are diverted from routine criminal case processing to mental health and/or psychiatric treatment. Successful completion of the six-month diversion period requires no new criminal charges and initiation of treatment. Colorado Criminal Justice Mental Health Screen – Adult (CCJMHS-A) Person’s Name First Last MI Screen Date (MM/DD/YYYY) SSN (Optional).
The Criminal Justice Services Team is responsible for program implementation and funding oversight for the following: Co-Responder Programs, DUI Services, Jail Based Behavioral Health Services, Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion, Medication Consistency, Offender Behavioral Health Services, and the Strategic Individualized Remediation Treatment Program.