ACUTE SERVICESForensic Services
The Jail Diversion program operates as an alternative to incarceration while participants are awaiting judicial disposition. This service is designed for persons with mental illness who could decompensate without support. The Jail Diversion program provides 100 days per year of access to an overflow respite bed. Services are similar to that of the Respite Program.
Clients referred to this program are simultaneously referred for outpatient services at Connecticut Mental Health Center and are awaiting disposition of their court case. Clients are considered for admission if their court case involves non-violent crimes only. Upon admission to the program, all rules that apply to the Respite Program are to be followed by clients admitted to the Jail Diversion program. Monitoring practices for Jail Diversion clients are the same as those applied to Respite Program clients.
Community Offender Re-entry Program (CORP)
CORP participants receive intensive case management, as well as integrated mental health and substance abuse treatment services from clinical staff at Connecticut Mental Health Center. Continuum's role is to provide transitional housing (up to three months) and to assist in securing permanent living arrangements. Per the U.S. Department of Justice requirement, CORP staff begins to work with individuals 12 months prior to their reintegration into the community.
Advanced Supervision Intervention Support Team (ASIST)
ASIST program provides a transitional bed for clients who are involved in the criminal justice system providing a safe place while they work out their legal issues with the court system.
- 24-hour on-site staff availability
- Intensive emotional and psychosocial support
- Private home in family neighborhood
- Program capacity: 4
- Approximate overall staff to client ratio of 1 to 4