Intercept 0: Community Services
In partnership with law enforcement, OCHN Clinicians co-respond with local law enforcement to calls that are identified as requiring mental health/substance use related support. The Clinician offers crisis intervention to de-escalate and/or stabilize children / adults to prevent further justice involvement, when possible. In addition, individuals are provided with service coordination, and referral/linkage to resources, including mental health and/or substance use services. Since August 2021, over 1,500 (4/20/23) individuals have been assisted by the Co-Responder Clinicians.
We currently have four (4) Co-Responders in the following communities:
- Two (2) Clinicians embedded among four (4) departments:
- Auburn Hills Police Department
- Birmingham Police Department
- Bloomfield Township Police Department
- Rochester Police Department
- One (1) Clinician embedded at each agency:
- Troy Police Department
- Oakland County Sheriff’s Office (Pontiac)
If you are a local law enforcement agency and are interested in partnering with OCHN to have an embedded clinician, please contact Siiri Sikora at firstname.lastname@example.org or Trisha Zizumbo at email@example.com.
Mental Health Access and Juvenile Justice Diversion
Through a Michigan Department of Health and Human Services grant a Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Coordinator assists with early identification of mental health needs in at-risk youth (age 6 -17). This position works directly with youth and families by administering age-appropriate screening tools and connecting the individual with resources based on the results. Follow-up services are provided to ensure that the individual was able to connect with the referrals.