This presentation describes how public health officials in Venango County, PA utilized the Sequential Intercept Model to identify gaps in mental health service provision at five key points in the criminal justice system and improve coordination between crisis response teams, law enforcement, and the community health system.
In 2006, Venango County, PA received funding from the Bureau of Justice Assistance to build a justice and mental health collaboration program. This presentation explains the mission behind Venango County's project, describes the Sequential Intercept Model, outlines how the systems analysis was conducted, and shares outcomes of the work. Slides are also included on two trainings that were conducted as part of this work--one focused on crisis intervention by law enforcement and one on the laws and policies that inform how information can be shared. This document provides an outline of how information sharing objectives are formed, opportunities are mapped, and how policies are crafted to comply with the law and advance goals.