What is this service?
Drug & Alcohol provides an array of jail based services for those that are incarcerated in San Luis Obispo County Jail. These services include Metal Health and Substance Use Disorder screening, assessment, and diagnosis. Based on the assessment, individuals may be eligible for Pre-Release Treatment Services which include; individual and group involvement, psychological services, and/or medication management. The main purpose of these services is to link the individual with the re-entry services and facilitate a seamless handoff to Post Release Treatment Services (PRTS).
These services are available to individuals that are incarcerated and have been assessed as needing Mental Health and/or Substance Use Disorder Treatment.
This service is provided free of charge for those individuals that are incarcerated and have been assessed as needing Mental Health and/or Substance Use Disorder Treatment.
Services are offered at San Luis Obispo County Jail which is located at:
1585 Kansas Ave. San Luis Obispo, CA, 93405
Frequently Asked Questions
Are the participants eligible to receive less custody time if they participate in these services.
While the jail and/or courts sometimes ask for a progress report, PRTS does not advocate for less custody time or interfere with jail operations.
How does someone that is incarcerated get assessed for these services?
Individuals will submit a “Kite” and give it to the officer on duty requesting assessment for these services.
Is everyone that is incarcerated eligible for these services?
San Luis Obispo County Jail has criteria for those that can be assessed. Of those that are screened / assessed only those that have been diagnosed with a Mental Illness and/or a Substance Use Disorder are eligible to participate in services.