Justice Services

The Behavioral Health Department has fully re-opened all of our locations for in person and walk-in care.  We welcome the community back to our clinics, and we look forward to continuing to move towards fully available, safe, and accessible programs either in-person, or by telehealth.  At this time, masks are required at all of our facilities, even for people who have been fully vaccinated. Visit SLOPublicHealth.org for the latest COVID-19 updates.

If you need to begin Behavioral Health services, please call the access line at (800) 838-1381. If you are in crisis, please call the Central Coast Hotline at (800) 783-0607. You may also call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text HELLO to ‘741-741’.

MISSION STATEMENT:

Creating a justice alternative that aims at treatment not detention, empathy, and building self-advocacy for individuals who struggle with mental health needs; while striving to reduce recidivism and establishing a foundation with hope, stability, and purpose. 

 

The Justice Services Division is focused on providing co-occurring treatment for individuals who are at risk of being incarcerated or who have already entered the criminal justice system.

Our division is committed to making a difference and supporting the ‘Stepping Up Initiative’, which is a national initiative to reduce the number of people in jail who have mental illness.

Individuals who have serious mental illnesses stay in jail longer and are at higher risk of returning to incarceration. This cycle can be addressed by providing treatment services and improving coordination between criminal justice, mental health, substance use treatment and other community agencies.

Services

Assisted Outpatient Treatment

Behavioral Health Community Action Team

Behavioral Health Treatment Court

Court Screening

Justice Services Treatment

Mental Health Diversion Court (MHDC)

Treatment Courts (ATCC)

Please contact our access line at 1 (800) 838-1381 for information or to schedule an appointment. All services are available in Spanish.

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