Strategic Plan 2022
Priority Area 1: Mental Health Receiving Center
Improve efficiency and client’s experience when civil commitment is necessary.
Objective 1: Establish the need. (short term)
1.1 Identify and map present process and proposed process. Inventory what services are currently available.
1.2 Gather data to establish need using the present process and major data points (e.g., documented miles, law enforcement overtime costs, number of hours not patrolling, number of calls for mental illness requiring transport).
1.3 Identify and visit two programs that have accomplished something similar.
1.4 Identify personnel resources required to meet the need (qualified mental health professionals, retired law enforcement).
1.5 Present to RCCJB.
Objective 2: Gain support/buy-in at local and state level. (short term)
2.1 Secure support from RCCJB Gather data to establish need using the present process and major data points (e.g., documented miles, law enforcement overtime costs, number of hours not patrolling, number of calls for mental illness requiring transport).
2.2 Secure support/approval from RRJ
2.3 Secure approval from DBHDS
Objective 3: Identify funding sources.
3.1 Explore local, state, federal, and/or grant dollars for a pilot program.
Objective 4: Implement program.
4.1 Secure funds.
4.2 Determine program measures.
4.3 Provide quarterly updates to the RCCJB.
Priority Area 2: Transportation
Increase transportation services available to individuals involved in the criminal justice system for pretrial, probation, programs, and treatment services.
Objective 1: Establish need. (short term)
1.1. Ask all partners to identify data elements that are already in data management systems that will support the need.
1.2. Collect data from justice agencies over a three-month period to establish the need.
1.3. Identify other local government services that would benefit from program – request data.
Objective 2: Identify partners. (short term)
2.1. Identify other local government services in need of transportation services (e.g., juvenile probation, Office on Youth).
2.2. Identify at least three community partners who provide transportation services.
Objective 3: Send services to client’s community. (short term)
3.1. Identify one available space for services without a local presence in each community (e.g., courthouse, law library, church).
3.2. RCJA will a plan to rotate a local presence in the community for contacts
3.3. RCJA will share the plan with the RCCJB for feedback.
Objective 4: Provide door-to-door transportation services for justice system consumers where public transportation is not available. (long term)
4.1. Identify three possible funding services.
4.2. Apply for funding using the data and need established during data gathering.
4.3. Identify one in-state and one out-of-state program with success in providing transportation to services in a rural community. Learn how they staffed and funded the service.
Priority Area 3: Discharge/Transitional Assistance from Riverside Regional Jail
Improve discharge/transitional assistance from Riverside Regional Jail to support successful reentry to the community.
Objective 1: Establish need for discharge and transitional services from jail to the community. (short term)
1.1 Inventory what services are needed and how many individuals are released from RRJ from the three participating localities.
1.2 Inventory what services are currently available.
1.3 Identify the gaps in services provided and needed.
Objective 2: Explore solutions and funding. (short term)
2.1. Identify two in-state and two out-of-state successful solutions for discharge planning and transitional assistance.
2.2. Identify state funds and federal funds that can be used to seed/pilot the program. Be open to multiple funding sources (braided funding).
2.3. Present to RCCJB possible solutions and estimated funding need for feedback and support.
Objective 3: Fund pilot services. (long term)
3.1. Apply and secure funding for pilot program.
Objective 4: Identify a funding sustainability plan. (long term)
4.1. Identify two in-state and two out-of-state successful solutions for discharge planning and transitional assistance.
4.2. Identify measures necessary for long term sustainability.
Priority Area 4: Mental Health Court Related Diversion
Reduce financial burden to the community and improve justice-involved outcomes for persons with mental illness or dual diagnosis through diversion to treatment.
Objective 1: Establish need for mental health diversion programs/policies. (short term)
1.1 Identify data elements already available from criminal justice system stakeholders (e.g., court, pretrial, local probation, state probation, and jail).
1.2 Collect and analyze data from stakeholders.
1.3 Present information to the RCCJB for feedback.
Objective 2: Identify Judicial partner. (short term)
2.1. Identify one judicial partner willing to join efforts to explore, plan, and implement, if appropriate.
Objective 3: Explore solutions. (short term)
3.1 Identify and explore two in-state and two out-of-state solutions to meet the population defined in objective 1. Learn about interventions and funding.
3.2 Present information to the RCCJB for feedback and support.
Objective 4: Explore funding options. (short term)
4.1 Identify funding at the local, state, and federal (grant) level to support solutions.
Objective 5: Secure funding. (long term)
5.1. Apply for grants.
Objective 6: Implement services (long term)
6.1 Write program/resource sustainability plan.