Advancing Community-Based Solutions for Justice-Involved People with Mental and Substance Use Disorders

$4.00 | CE Hours:1.00 | Beginning


CE Course Description

The Sequential Intercept Model (SIM) was created to help communities understand and improve the interactions between criminal justice systems and people with mental and substance use disorders.  This CE course lists data points and measures that are essential to addressing how people with mental and substance use disorders flow through that intercept.  Common challenges with data collection and ways to overcome them, along with practice examples of how information is being used in the field is also discussed.

Author:  Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.  (2019, August).  Data Collection Across the Sequential Intercept Model (SIM): Essential Measures.  PEP19-SIM-DATA.  

References / Contributions by:

Griffin, P. A., Heilbrun, K., Mulvey, E. P., DeMatteo, D., & Schubert, C. A. (Eds.). (2015). The sequential intercept model and criminal justice: Promoting community alternatives for individuals with serious mental illness. New York: Oxford University Press. DOI: 10.1093/med:psych/9780199826759.001.0001

21st Century Cures Act, Pub. L. 114-255, Title XIV, Subtitle B, Section 14021, codified as amended at 41 U.S.C. 3797aa, Title I, Section 2991

Abreu, D., Parker, T. W., Noether, C. D., Steadman, H. J., & Case, B. (2017). Revising the paradigm for jail diversion for people with mental and substance use disorders: Intercept 0. Behavioral Sciences & the Law, 35, 380-395. DOI: 10.1002/bsl.2300

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CE Course Objectives

1.  Describe the important component of each of the six intercepts.

2.  Determine when reentry planning begins.

3.  Explain when the Sequential Intercept Model is most effective.

4.  Provide three ways that communities can use the Sequential Intercept Model.

CE Outline with Main Points

1.  The Sequential Intercept Model

a.  History and Impact of the Sequential Intercept Model

b.  Sequential Intercept Model as a Strategic Planning Tool

2.  Data Collection Across the Sequential Intercept Model: Essential Measures

a.  Intercept 0: Crisis Care and First Response Continuum

b.  Intercept 1: Law Enforcement Calls and Responses

c.  Intercept 2: Intake, Booking, and Bond Setting / Review

d.  Intercept 3: Courts and Incarceration in Jail or Prison

e.  Intercept 4: Reentry

f.  Intercept 5: Community Corrections



Not approved for Social Workers


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Added On: 2020-01-06

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