Improve client mental health, by addressing symptoms, level of functioning and/or access to appropriate treatment services.
The Jail Mental Health Team works with inmates who are diagnosed with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness or Severe Mental Illness on medication, including discharge planning and connection to services.
Mental Health Services are provided in the Durham County Detention Facility, through the Mental Health Court Diversion Program and the Court Psychologist.
The new Mental Health Court Diversion Program offers individuals with a severe mental illness the opportunity to connect to community providers and other support services in lieu of formal court processing.
The Court Psychologist provides evaluation services to individuals engaged in juvenile or adult criminal court, as well as some civil court matters.