Workshop 3B: The Past, Present, and Future Development of the Department of Public Safety’s Mental Health Services
Representatives from the Department of Public Safety will discuss present and future efforts to improve services to detainees with mental health disorders. The discussion will focus on the improvement in the process of identification and assessment of detainees with mental health disorders, programs, interventions and dispositional planning. Challenges in changes, development and operationalization of new policies and procedures, as well as the need for ongoing orientation and training in a correctional environment will be outlined. The panel will present the status and outcomes from collaborations with other federal, state and provider agencies, as well as examine potential new directions of service development for offenders with mental health disorders.