|Program Name:||Criminal Justice Clinical Specialist (CJCS)|
|Program Manager:||Barbara Becker, PhD, LPC|
|Program Coordinator:||Bram Romero, MA|
ADMHN’s CJCS Program offers case management services to mentally ill adults who are currently or were recently involved with the criminal justice system. In cases where consumers are appropriate for treatment at ADMHN, the CJCS facilitates the intake process. Consumers who would be better served in other settings are referred to resources in the community. In both cases, the CJCS maintains weekly contact with consumers until they are deemed to be engaged in the services that will best meet their needs. The CJCS also reports back to each referral source with updates about the consumer’s progress.
ADMHN’s CJCS Program is open to any adult residing in our catchment area (Arapahoe and Douglas counties, excluding the City of Aurora) who has mental health needs and is currently or was recently involved with the criminal justice system. Referrals may come from a variety of sources, including law enforcement agencies, probation, parole, and from the Arapahoe and Douglas county jails.
Consumers are discharged from the CJCS Program once they have been successfully linked to the services that will best meet their needs. What constitutes successful linkage is decided on a case-by-case basis to ensure that no one “falls through the cracks.” Consumers may also be discharged when they choose not to participate in services.
The primary goal of the CJCS Program is to reduce recidivism among its participants. The CJCS collects recidivism information from referral sources and relays it to the CJCS Program Evaluator employed by the Division of Behavioral Health.
For more information about ADMHN’s CJCS program or to refer a consumer, please contact:
Bram Romero, MA
155 Inverness Drive West
Englewood, CO 80112