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The Sequential Intercept Model was developed by Mark R. Munetz, M.D. and Patricia A. Griffin, Ph.D., in conjunction with SAMSHA’s GAINS Center. Since its creation, it has been used by communities to assess available resources, determine gaps in services, and plan for change.
A Sequential Intercept Model mapping is a workshop that develops a map illustrating how people with behavioral health needs move through the criminal justice system. The workshop allows participants to identify opportunities for collaboration to prevent further penetration into the justice system.
The Sequential Intercept Mapping workshop has five primary goals:
After the JCMH hosts a workshop, we write a report for the county. The report includes best practices, resources, and gaps and opportunities at each intercept level that were identified during the workshop. It also includes details about the priorities for change that small groups discussed. Finally, we highlight the recommendations that have been developed in response to the workshop discussion and the group's identified priorities and action plans.