System of Care Expansion

JUSTICE CARE OPPORTUNITY

County Spending Category
1.3 Care First, Jails Last
Federal Expenditure Category
Mental Health Services
Project Launch Date
07/01/2023
Anticipated End Date
12/30/2025
Interpretation Languages
  • Spanish

Project Contacts

Indicators & Metrics to Date

  • Connect People to Mental Health Services
    676
  • Connect People to Substance Use Disorder Treatment
    273
  • Connect People to Housing
    1733
  • Connect People to Career Services
    1513
  • Provide technical assistance/training to community health workers
    106
  • Provide monthly technical assistance/training to community health workers
    18
  • Program will connect 6,000 clients to intensive case management services
    7263

Target Populations

  • Systems Impacted Individuals
  • Systems Involved Individuals

Project Description

The Office of Diversion and Reentry (ODR)'s Reentry Intensive Case Management Services (RICMS) network currently provides services countywide in all service planning areas to people that meet Proposition 47 criteria and are released from incarceration. To reduce exposure to COVID-19 in congregate settings and to treat mental health and substance use disorder issues that have been exacerbated by the pandemic, this project would expand or enhance RICMS network to increase opportunities to reduce the pretrial population in custody that could be safely and appropriately served in the community if connected to reentry intensive case management services. RICMS provides wraparound intensive case management and system navigation to improve health outcomes, reduce recidivism and create social safety nets. This project would create new contracts with community-based organizations to create opportunities for the in-custody pretrial population to be released and connected to supportive services. The expanded RICMS network will employ system-impacted community health workers who can provide culturally competent and trauma-informed care to people who are being released from incarceration and provide linkage to mental health, substance use, medical, housing, employment, benefits establishment, legal, court mandated programs, family reunification, obtaining identification, transportation assistance, and other services based on client need. Service provision for the pretrial population would potentially leverage the existing 29 community-based service providers and 100 community health workers throughout all eight service planning areas and expand the network to support the pretrial population.

Goals & Objectives

Goal Description Serve at least 6,000 participants through increase access to intensive case management services for pretrial population in custody who has mild to moderate substance use and mental health issues through June 30th, 2026.

Objective Description Over three-year grant period, connect pre-trial LA County residents with intensive case management services release people from custody to reduce exposure to covid and reduce recidivism to prevent inflow back into carceral settings.

Activity Description Utilize existing contracts with community-based reentry service providers to offer linkages to mental health, substance use, medical, housing, employment, benefits establishment, legal, court mandated programs, family reunification, and transportation assistance.
Indicators
# Type Name Baseline Target
2 Performance Provide monthly technical assistance/training to community health workers 24.00 36.00
3 Program Outcome Program will connect 6,000 clients to intensive case management services 0.00 6000.00
14 Performance Provide technical assistance/training to community health workers 85.00 100.00

Outcome Description Within LA County an increased number of the in custody pretrial populations will be offered as part of their discharge process access to Intensive Case Management Services

Goal Description Reduce threat of exposure or spread of COVID-19 in congregate settings through increased opportunities for diversion and release of pretrial population from custody through June 30th, 2026

Objective Description Over three-year grant period, provide opportunity for pretrial population to be released from custody and out of congregate setting.

Activity Description Collaboration with justice partners such as, but not limited to: LASD, PD, APD, DA, Probation and DHS-Correctional Health Services to connect people experiencing mild to moderate mental health and/or substance use issues to treatment.
Indicators
# Type Name Baseline Target
12 Service Delivery Connect People to Mental Health Services 0.00 5500.00
15 Service Delivery Connect People to Substance Use Disorder Treatment 0.00 550.00
16 Service Delivery Connect People to Housing 0.00 1000.00
17 Service Delivery Connect People to Career Services 0.00 4440.00

Outcome Description Provide opportunity for pretrial population to exit custodial setting through connection to reentry intensive case management services and reduce the risk of contracting communicable diseases such as COVID-19.