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Completed Workshop Reports

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:

  • Develop a comprehensive picture of how people with mental illness and co-occurring disorders flow through the criminal justice system along six distinct intercept points: (0) Mobile Crisis Outreach Teams/Co-Response, (1) Law Enforcement and Emergency Services, (2) Initial Detention and Initial Court Hearings, (3) Jails and Courts, (4) Reentry, and (5) Community Corrections/Community Support.
  • Identify challenges, resources, and opportunities for each intercept for individuals in the target population.
  • Create priorities for activities designed to improve system and service level responses for individuals in the target population.
  • Generate an action plan to implement the priorities.
  • Nurture cross-system communication and collaboration.

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.