Intercept 0: Community Services

Co-Responder Initiative

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 or Trisha Zizumbo at

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.  

Click here to submit a referral.

Link to OCHN's Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Coordination Information

For questions, email