OCHN and the Oakland County Jail have partnered to provide a Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) program inside of the jail to both allow a person to receive substance use treatment services for their opiate use disorder while incarcerated and target the high rate of overdose upon release.
Individuals experiencing incarceration are at higher risk for worsening symptoms related to mental/behavioral health.
Access to medication and psychiatric treatment are critical during a stay at Oakland County Jail.
OCHN provides for the psychiatric care and supports within the jail to ensure coordination of care.
Collaboration with the Oakland County Jail team is in place to identify the need for mental health services upon booking into the Jail, and follow-up referrals for all individuals who meet criteria, regardless of County of origin.
The OCHN Criminal Justice Resource Coordinator working in the jail can help facilitate requests for psychiatry.
OCHN’s Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Coordinators provide Access Eligibility screenings, case consultation, and system navigation to youth at risk or involved with the justice system, including children ordered to a residential program and those returning to the community.
OCHN has placed liaisons at 6th Circuit court and several District Courts to assist in providing jail diversion opportunities for those with mental health, substance use and co-occurring disorders.
The OCHN liaisons work in tandem with the courts to provide assessment services, connect to treatment providers, community resources and assisting individuals in improving quality of life and reducing recidivism rates.